Frightfully Delightful Citizen Science for Halloween!

It’s time for ghouls and goblins, candy and costumes, AND citizen science! Here are six creep crawly projects to spice up your Halloween festivities. Find 1,000 more! Happy Halloween, The SciStarter Team   Photo: NASA Send Us Your Skeletons This project needs skeletons, but don’t worry- they don’t want human ones! The Department of Fisheries … Read more “Frightfully Delightful Citizen Science for Halloween!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Insects, Newsletter

Citizen Scientist Breaks New Ground In Monarch Research

Gayle Steffy’s fascination with butterflies started when she was thirteen. She found her first monarch caterpillar, brought it home and raised it to adulthood. She’s been hooked ever since, collecting data on monarchs years before joining any of the established monarch citizen science projects. Despite her early interest, which eventually led her to acquire a … Read more “Citizen Scientist Breaks New Ground In Monarch Research”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Project Profile

Help Discovery Go Digital – The Global WeDigBio Challenge Starts Today!

WeDigBio is a global event where citizen scientists help digitize the billions of observations and specimens that are stored in museums and field stations world wide. Check out some of the projects involved on SciStarter – Smithsonian Transcription Center, Herbarium@home and Notes from Nature. Guest post by Meghan Ferriter You probably know that scientists have … Read more “Help Discovery Go Digital – The Global WeDigBio Challenge Starts Today!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events

SMAP patches have arrived! Get one by submitting soil moisture data!

If you’ve already signed up to participate in NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive research to ground-truth satellite data, great! (And thank you!) As soon as you input your data to the GLOBE site, you’ll receive an embroidered version of this patch. Interested in joining SMAP? We are looking for teams in the following states: AK, … Read more “SMAP patches have arrived! Get one by submitting soil moisture data!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Other

Saving the Majestic Redwoods With Citizen Science

Citizen scientists collect data to find out how climate change impacts redwoods by Kristin Butler “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. … Read more “Saving the Majestic Redwoods With Citizen Science”

Categories: Biology, Ecology & Environment, Project Profile

SciStarter and Astronomy Magazine Partner to Bring Citizen Science to Astronomy Enthusiasts

Press Release – Astronomy enthusiasts can join forces with researchers through a partnership between Astronomy magazine and SciStarter A “citizen science” movement is sweeping the country. Now, astronomy enthusiasts who want to collaborate with leading scientists can visit to join cutting-edge research projects.

Categories: Astronomy & Space, SciStarter News