Dog Days of Science

In the latest episode of the SciStarter podcast, we celebrate National Dog Day (August 26th) with some canine citizen science. Scientists would like to learn about dog personalities and genetics; what traits help them perform well as service animals; and how environmental factors could affect their health. If you have a canine companion, you have … Read more “Dog Days of Science”

Categories: Other

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Tracking Sharks and Listening to Rays

Sharks get a lot more attention than, say, sea cucumbers, possibly because sharks tend to have much bigger teeth. They even get their own week! (note to Discovery Channel: please find room for Sea Cucumber Week). And yet, as marine scientist and shark expert David Shiffman points out, scientists are still discovering new things about … Read more “Tracking Sharks and Listening to Rays”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water

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Citizen Scientists Help Researchers Track Disease

This post is based on the latest episode of our podcast, Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can Do Together! In it, host Bob Hirshon talks with researchers reaching out to citizen scientists to help track infectious disease, create a national bank of biosamples and better understand neuromuscular mobility issues. Listen here: Citizen Science: Stories … Read more “Citizen Scientists Help Researchers Track Disease”

Categories: Citizen Science, Health, NNLM, podcast

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Exploring Earth with NOAA Citizen Science

This post is based on the latest episode of our podcast, Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can Do Together! In it, co-host Bob Hirshon and Caroline Nickerson discuss some of the inspiring citizen science work conducted under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Listen here: Citizen Science: Stories of Science … Read more “Exploring Earth with NOAA Citizen Science”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Ocean & Water, Other, podcast

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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