This post is part of a collaboration between SciStarter and Career in STEM, in which writers spotlight different citizen science projects, interview project leaders about their careers, and create educational content for teachers and students. This series is available on the Science Connected, Career in STEM, SciStarter, and Discover Magazine blog platforms. Click to jump … Read more “Project MartinRoost: A Scavenger Hunt in Your Backyard”
SciStarter provides free tools to benefit citizen science project coordinators, participants, organizations, and researchers. Three of these tools are 1) the Participation API, 2) the SciStarter Login System, and 3) the Project Finder Widget. Projects that use the Participant API or the Volunteer Sign Up tools (or both!) are called SciStarter Affiliates, and they are … Read more “SciStarter Affiliate Tools”
No matter what age you are, you can do real scientific research as a citizen scientist! Below, SciStarter’s editors feature 10 great citizen science projects for formal and informal science learning settings. Citizen science has been identified as an effective approach to support student learning in science by engaging students in the science practices as … Read more “Citizen Science Heads Back To School ?”
This blog post is an edited excerpt from Human Impact, a new publication from Science Connected. Edited by Kate Stone and Shayna Keyles, Human Impact delivers 17 true tales of how humanity has changed the Earth, for better or for worse. This chapter appears in Human Impact as “Act Now: Engaging in Citizen Science,” and includes contributions … Read more “Human Impact: Climate Change and Citizen Science”
Want to map extreme heat in your community? Anyone, anywhere can take action with ISeeChange. It’s not just in your head; Boston really is hotter in the summer. When urban areas are warmer than surrounding non-urban environments, we experience a phenomenon called the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Cities are filled with large amounts of … Read more “Wicked Hot Boston: Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping”
SciStarter maintains a “Year in Citizen Science” Google Calendar. You can learn more and access the full Google Calendar at SciStarter.org/Calendar. Happy August!
Today, August 6, GLOBE Observer invites you to join them at 11MT/1ET for a webinar. Do you live in an area that experiences dust storms? The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program (GLOBE) team would like you to photograph dust events in your area and submit your photos using the GLOBE Observer … Read more “Are you dealing with dust storms? Webinar today with GLOBE Observer”