Across the Finish Line! Citizen Science Month Final Days

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Citizen scientists all over the world helped us reach our goal of One Million Acts of Science for Citizen Science Month 2024 (Credit: Karuvadgraphy via Pixabay

You did it! As of April 25, you’ve completed 1,017,253 acts of science, with five days still to go! But even though we’ve reached our target and April ends next week, we’re not skimping on fun citizen science activities! We’re focusing on medicine and public health, along with a big One Million Acts of Science Celebration.

Also, there’s still time to find a project and report your Act of Science here. And remember that just creating a SciStarter account and participating in any Affiliate project before May 1 will earn you a One Million Acts of Science badge! And don’t forget to share your activity on social media with the hashtag “#OneMillionActsOfScience,” so we can celebrate with you.

April 28: Help the Girl Scouts Fight Alzheimer’s Disease!

Embroidered Girl Scouts patch for Helping People With Alzheimer's
Girl Scouts Overseas needs your help analyzing video clips to find “stalls” in blood vessels. The work helps advance Alzheimer’s Disease research (Credit: Girl Scouts/Girl Scouts Overseas)

Stall Catchers is a game you play online, advancing Alzheimer’s Disease research by looking for blood vessel blockages in short video clips. Join Girl Scouts Overseas in their Stall Catcher’s Catchathon to fight this devastating illness!

April 29: City Nature Challenge ID Days

Screen shot of City Nature Challenge home page, with an image of a child using a magnifying glass to observe a leaf.
Citizen scientists in hundreds of cities worldwide are racing to find and photograph as many species as they can by April 29. Then, iNaturalist members will work to identify them. (Credit: City Nature Challenge)

The City Nature Challenge observation days end on April 29th, and identification days begin on the 30th and end on May 5th. Go to City Nature Challenge, find your city and add observations until the 29th. If you are able to help ID species, go to iNaturalist starting on April 30th, log in or sign up, search City Nature Challenge 2024 (your city) and pitch in! Results will be announced May 6th.

April 29: Genes and Journeys

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Learn how AllOfUs is working to make medical research more inclusive (Credit: All of Us)

Join All of Us California, SciStarter, and the Network of the National Library of Medicine for an event where we take a deep dive into the future of healthcare and accessibility. Limited space – reserve your spot before it’s too late!

April 30: Report Your Acts of Science!

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Citizen scientists from all over the world, including this group from Thailand, worked together to contribute over one million acts of science during Citizen Science Month (Credit: Darlene Cavalier)

Facilitators: tell us about how many people joined your event! Participants: tell us about all your contributions to science research! Everyone: Marvel at how much we’ve accomplished together in just 30 days!

April 30: One Million Acts Grand Finale!

Illustration of the SciStarter robot holding a trophy reading "one million."
Together, we met the challenge of contributing over one million acts of science in one month. (Credit: Kevin Ripka/Philip Moskov/SciStarter)

Wrap up the month with us as we celebrate the culmination of Citizen Science Month, reflecting on our journey to achieve one million acts of science and exploring the diverse projects and participants from around the globe.

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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.