Miss Louisiana Earth Invites You to Volunteer Online & Map Where Vital Wetlands Are Being Lost

Anyone, anywhere, at any time can turn their curiosity about nature into real-world impact by volunteering online with citizen science. Caroline Nickerson, Miss Louisiana Earth, is hosting an online challenge with SciStarter, Cartoscope, Healthy Gulf and Northeastern University for the general public from August 1 – August 14 to volunteer online and map land loss. … Read more “Miss Louisiana Earth Invites You to Volunteer Online & Map Where Vital Wetlands Are Being Lost”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Environment

Citizen Science Month Mini Grants Awarded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine to 15 Libraries

Anyone, anywhere can plan a Citizen Science Month (April 2021) program or effort! SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University, with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), are engaging the public to help speed up research on … Read more “Citizen Science Month Mini Grants Awarded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine to 15 Libraries”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Other

Citizen Science Month Spotlight: The Unique Mappers in Nigeria

Join the Unique Mappers for Citizen Science Month The Unique Mappers are doing a Mapathon from April 12 to April 17 for Vulnerable Flood Disaster Communities in Nigeria. In Nigeria? Join them! About the Unique Mappers in Nigeria The content of this section in the blog is adapted from a previously published post. “The concept of … Read more “Citizen Science Month Spotlight: The Unique Mappers in Nigeria”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Host or Participate in Citizen Science Month Events in April: Accomplish Meaningful Research in the Process

SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University, with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), are engaging the public to help speed up research on human and environmental health. (Tempe, Arizona) — March 3, 2021 … Read more “Host or Participate in Citizen Science Month Events in April: Accomplish Meaningful Research in the Process”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

National Library of Medicine Citizen Science Month Mini Grant Application

Anyone, anywhere can plan a Citizen Science Month program or effort, but we have a new opportunity for additional support! Libraries and library systems are invited to submit applications for the Citizen Science Month (CSM) Mini Grants of $5,000 to increase awareness of and engagement in Citizen Science Month events and supplemental programs. $5,000 grants … Read more “National Library of Medicine Citizen Science Month Mini Grant Application”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, libraries, Library

Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter hosted an event series in January, February and March to help you get started in one of three citizen science projects that advance real world research. Image Credit: Human Computation Institute How It … Read more “Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!”

Categories: Events, Library, NNLM

The Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science

Hot off the (virtual) press…the Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science! Libraries are quickly becoming hubs for citizen science. Your library may already be involved in citizen science programming. If so, bravo! For countless others, citizen science is still a bit of a mystery. We created this guide to help you navigate the rapidly … Read more “The Library & Community Guide to Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library

Planning Citizen Science Month 2021: April

April 2021 is Global Citizen Science Month, and SciStarter, the National Library of Medicine, Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association and many other partners from around the world provide free resources, support and an event calendar to help you plan and promote your event. I’m Caroline Nickerson, SciStarter’s Program Manager for Global Citizen Science … Read more “Planning Citizen Science Month 2021: April”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Other

New Podcast Episode: Cultural Heritage Institutions and Citizen Science

This episode, our second that looks at community and citizen science in cultural heritage institutions, explores how natural history museums use crowdsourcing to unlock the potential of biodiversity collections for research and education. Justin Schell talks to researchers and volunteers involved in the Notes From Nature project, which is one of the largest crowdsourcing projects … Read more “New Podcast Episode: Cultural Heritage Institutions and Citizen Science”

Categories: podcast

Signs of Fall with Nature’s Notebook

Welcome Fall with Nature’s Notebook and the Timberland Regional Library in Washington State for an event focused on documenting signs of seasonal change. Nature’s Notebook is a citizen science project that studies phenology, the study of seasons. Changes in phenological events, like flowering and animal migration, are among the most sensitive biological responses to climate … Read more “Signs of Fall with Nature’s Notebook”

Categories: Environment, Events, libraries