Year in Citizen Science: May Calendar

We present to you a graphic-designed version of the month of May from our “Year in Citizen Science” Google Calendar.

Year in Citizen Science

You can add to the Google Calendar whenever you wish, to any month in the year, by emailing Erica Chenoweth at Each month, Erica will release a printable version of the calendar featuring some of the events from the Google Calendar.

You can also copy events from our public Google Calendar to your own personal Google Calendar. Simply click the event you’re interested in and click “copy to my calendar.”

Year in Citizen Science

The Google Calendar includes events from  SciStarter’s online Event Finder, but is separate from it because the Google Calendar includes general prompts for citizen science (like participating in bird projects on National Bird Day) in addition to specific events that can be found on SciStarter’s Event Finder (like the Technology in the Classroom with Birds Free Webinar).

We still urge you to post your specific event (like a webinar or a bioblitz) to SciStarter’s Event Finder, because then your event will be included on the website and you can utilize the People Finder to message SciStarter users about your event. Also, your event will be cross-posted with the Google Calendar once you add it to SciStarter.

For more general ideas (for example, a New Moon or National Dog Day idea) that you want to tie-in to citizen science, email Erica Chenoweth at about the the Google Calendar.

Erica, an Alaskan and the key architect of the Google Calendar, added many of the events from an Alaskan perspective. Usually, it doesn’t matter for our days (National Cat Day just begins in Alaska at midnight in their time zone and midnight wherever you happen to be), but every once in a while, there’s a little quirk of science. For example, the equinox happens at a single moment, so it may be on the wrong day on some of your calendars, but in Alaska, it’s on the 21st.

If you have any questions or just want to chat about science, feel free to reach out to Erica! She’s in the CitSci Convos Facebook group hosted by SciStarter, so feel free to post in there, as well, if you want to talk about ways you’re organizing events to celebrate citizen science.

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About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson is an advisor at SciStarter, where she assists with the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts. Caroline is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University, where she was a Reilly Environmental Policy Scholar, and is a current PhD student at the University of Florida. She also works with the UF-VA Bioethics Unit, the Christensen Project, Florida Community Innovation and other organizations. She was the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess representing the state of Florida and the grand prize scholarship winner at Miss Earth USA 2021 as Miss Louisiana Earth.