Projects We Are Thankful For

unnamedAs Thanksgiving approaches, the SciStarter team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advancing so many fields of research this year.
Below, the newsletter team shares projects we’re especially grateful for this year.
And from SciStarter’s developers:

Happy Thanksgiving!

The SciStarter Team

Photo: NASA
Globe El Nino  
“I am thankful for the El Nino project because it involves people from all walks of life in efforts to advance global climate research and has kick-started SciStarter’s foray into piloting new citizen science kits and related lending libraries!” – Darlene Cavalier, Founder

Photo: Jenny Eckman
Journey North  
“I am grateful for Journey North as it serves as an engaging and effective 21st century citizen science experience that leverages technology to connect learners globally, immersing them in the the amazing annual migration of the monarch butterfly and other animals!” – Jill Nugent, Social Media Manager  
“I’m thankful for, a group that helps citizen science projects create websites and databases, because their initial funding also helped fund my dissertation research. This began my work in citizen science and I’ve been in the field ever since.” – Alycia Crall, Co-Managing Editor

Photo: USFWS
“I’m thankful for eBird because it has revolutionized birding, online citizen science, and all sorts of avian research. It also makes birding easier and more fun, with its online life lists, real-time data viewing, and amazing verification procedures.” – Eva Lewandowski, Newsletter Editor and Coordinator

Photo: USFWS
Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)
“I’m grateful for LiMPETS because it is a fun hands-on project for students across California. I’m thankful that they’re highlighting the biodiversity and importance of the sandy beach ecosystem.” – Catherine Hoffman, Managing Director

SciStarter is looking for citizen scientists and project owners to test the new look and features of the site as part of our 2.0 release. Please email Catherine ( if you’re interested. Want more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

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About the Author

Eva Lewandowski

Eva Lewandowski

Eva Lewandowski is the Citizen-based Monitoring Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she coordinates a statewide citizen science network. She has a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota and is an active volunteer.