Citizen Science Holiday Gift Guide

Photo of an Earth-viewing area of the International Space Station with holiday decorations.
The festive International Space Station Cupola, with a 360-degree series of windows that provide ocean views, lake views, river views, mountain views AND land views! Decorated for the holidays by the crew of Expedition 46. (Image: Wikimedia, public domain)

Looking for a special gift for the citizen science lover in your life? You’ve come to the right place! In this podcast, we share expert picks for over a dozen unique gifts your friends and family will enjoy while they help scientists conduct important research.


Projects and websites featured in this episode include:

Globe at Night


Raven CleanAir Map

CO2 Monitor Review in New York Times Wirecutter



CoCoRaHS gauge and gauge parts

Susan Edwards Richmond

Links to Gift Ideas and Discounts:


(Image credit: Timber Press)

Citizen Science Gear and other gifts

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, book, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Field Guide to Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Other, podcast

About the Author

Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon heads up Springtail Media, specializing in science media and digital entertainment. He is Principal Investigator for the NSF-supported National Park Science Challenge, an augmented reality adventure that takes place in National Parks. Hirshon headed up the Kinetic City family of science projects, including the Peabody Award winning children’s radio drama Kinetic City Super Crew, McGraw-Hill book series and Codie Award winning website and education program. Hirshon can be heard on XM/Sirius Radio’s Kids Place Live as “Bob the Science Slob”, sharing science news and answering children’s questions. At SciStarter, Bob edits the Citizen Science Podcast.