Webinar Recording: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet

Verizon employees can get started with citizen science right now in their corporate volunteer portal, as well as at Verizon.SciStarter.org. Whenever you attend a (virtual or in-person) SciStarter event or participate in one of the projects listed on Verizon.SciStarter.org, please return to the corporate volunteer portal to register and get credit for your service hours. Travel time counts as part of your service hours.

Not with Verizon? No worries! Anyone can be a citizen scientist. Learn more at SciStarter.org. Organizing a Citizen Science Month (April 2020) event? Head over to our organizer sign-up.

Anyone can be a Citizen Scientist

Designed specifically for Verizon’s Corporate Employee Volunteers but open to all, this webinar provides an introduction to citizen science and then to SciStarter, an organization and online portal that helps people find, join, and participate in citizen science projects.

A step-by-step guide shows how to use SciStarter to find local to global projects and events in need of help from the public. From ground-truthing NASA satellite data, to sharing pictures that document biodiversity, to reporting local air quality – different projects have different levels of participation, and there is something for everyone.

This hour-long webinar also includes presentations from the SciStarter team, teaching modules about citizen science, information about Citizen Science Month in April 2020, and demonstrations on how to use SciStarter to find online and in-person projects and events specifically curated for Verizon Corporate Employee Volunteers for December 2019 to October 2020. Verizon employees can get started on projects right now at Verizon.SciStarter.org.

Watch the Webinar Recording Below

And get in touch with Caroline Nickerson via email at CarolineN@SciStarter.org with any questions.

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About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson is a Senior Program Director at SciStarter where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine and SciStarter platforms. She spends her day helping educators, library staff, community leaders and volunteers from all walks of life do real science. 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 the Commission on Local Debates. 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.