SciStarter Halloween Special

Just in time for Halloween, here are our picks for citizen science projects that will help ward off primal fears, conspiracy theories and creature phobias. The cure for fear is knowledge, so let science light the way! … Read more

Categories: Events, Newsletter

SciStarter’s Search for Truth

We swim in an ocean of data, from both reliable and questionable sources. The citizen science projects featured below help us learn how to identify and label misleading information, ground-truth geospacial data and advance research about our own biases...all in our search for truth. … Read more

Categories: Citizen Science, In the News, Newsletter

SciStarter Goes Buggy!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Citizen science projects featuring insects, spiders and their relatives You can call them “insects, spiders and their relatives” or you can call them “bugs” (and incur the wrath of those who point out that the only true … Read more “SciStarter Goes Buggy!”

Categories: Insects, Newsletter

Track Four Emerging Climate Hazards Near You

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Earth’s climate is undergoing change that poses multiple threats. The science community seeks your help in tracking four emerging climate hazards: sea-level rise, extreme temperatures, droughts and floods. Your safety always comes first. Please only participate in … Read more “Track Four Emerging Climate Hazards Near You”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Dive Into Summer Citizen Science

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! As we approach the Dog Days of Summer, Sirius, the dog star, makes its appearance in the northern hemisphere, bringing scorching heat, fever, mad dogs and bad luck. So it’s only sensible to take our CitSci activities … Read more “Dive Into Summer Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Environment, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Protecting Pollinators!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Every season, between $235 and $577 billion (U.S.) worth of annual global food production relies on pollinators, according to Bayer Crop Science. But pollinators face multiple threats, including habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and emerging pathogens. Fortunately, you … Read more “Protecting Pollinators!”

Categories: Newsletter

DIY “Recipes” For Real Science That Needs You

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! You’re a DOER! We love that about you.Nothing can stop you…not even a lack of access to specialized, low-cost tools needed to fully engage in citizen science. Below, we present ways you can build tools and kits … Read more “DIY “Recipes” For Real Science That Needs You”

Categories: Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself, Tools

Give Dad the Gift of Citizen Science

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! This Father’s Day, why not shake things up and give the dad or father figure in your life the gift of a scientific adventure? SciStarter’s “Field Guide to Citizen Science” is a great place to start! Your Friends, The … Read more “Give Dad the Gift of Citizen Science”

Categories: Events, Newsletter

Fun, new projects we think you’ll love!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! New Projects Are Springing Up! Spring has finally sprung, along with signs of new growth everywhere — including here at SciStarter, where new projects are popping up all over. Here, we highlight some of our favorite new … Read more “Fun, new projects we think you’ll love!”

Categories: Newsletter