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A New Augmented Reality Citizen Science Game Is Coming to the National Parks

Gluttonous space tourists from another dimension are creating portals into our world, with the aim of turning Earth into a popular alien theme park, and the InterDimensional Council, or IDC, needs Earth-based citizen scientists to stop them!  Is this the latest conspiracy theory? Nope (at least not yet). It’s the premise behind a new augmented reality (AR) … Read more “A New Augmented Reality Citizen Science Game Is Coming to the National Parks”

Categories: Apps, Gaming

Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Thank you, SciStarter citizen scientists! Thanks to nearly 100,000 registered SciStarter users and many other visitors in 2020 alone, we collectively helped scientists accelerate research about COVID-19, monitor light pollution and climate change, catalogue biodiversity all around … Read more “Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events, Featured Projects, Newsletter, NNLM

SciStarter’s Holiday Film Guide

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! ‘Tis the season for citizen science! Like a warm cup of cocoa, these family favorite films evoke the spirit of giving, especially when paired with citizen science activities. Whether you’re outside dashing through the snow or at … Read more “SciStarter’s Holiday Film Guide”

Categories: Newsletter

Citizen Science Gift Guide

Treat yourself (or someone else you love) to these awesome citizen science instruments. Do you, your friends or family members engage in gardening, birdwatching, stargazing or other science hobbies? If so, then our annual SciStarter Gift Guide is just what you need to find the ideal gift to take things to the next level of discovery! … Read more

Categories: Newsletter

Gobble up these six awesome projects to help science…from home!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Thank you for turning your curiosity into impact with citizen science. All of us at SciStarter are thankful for our nearly 100,000 registered members and the more than three million data contributions you’ve made to SciStarter affiliate projects so far this year. Happy Thanksgiving! … Read more “Gobble up these six awesome projects to help science…from home!”

Categories: Newsletter

Explore Space with SciStarter

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it's prime stargazing time! To celebrate, we're featuring citizen science projects ideal for the astronomically-inclined, both those who love going out into the cool night air and those who prefer exploring from the comfort of their easy chairs. Either way, the cosmos await! … Read more

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Newsletter

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