Blog: Citizen Science Projects, People, and Perspectives
With support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, a popular citizen science platform, assembled a team with expertise in instructional design, education, libraries, inclusive practices, digital design, micro accreditation, and, of course, citizen science to produce a free series of self-guided tutorials, trainings, and accompanying modules to help people from all walks of life … Read more “Online Training: Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science”
Excerpt from “She’s Getting Cheerleaders Into STEM,” by Joshua Eferighe for Oxy Media. April 21, 2020. Cavalier, 50, has become a leading national booster for the idea that the general public can and should be a part of the scientific process by collecting data for researchers around the world. It’s a fitting role for the … Read more “She’s Getting Cheerleaders Into STEM”
Categories: In the News
Please register to join us on Zoom on 04/21/2020, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET. It’s Citizen Science Month AND National Library Week! Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science…even online! Author Darlene Cavalier will bring to life The Field Guide to Citizen Science and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get involved … Read more “LIVE: The Field Guide to Citizen Science–and other free resources from your library!”
Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Field Guide to Citizen Science
In this YouTube video, three scientists join the Associate Editor of Discover Magazine and the Managing Editor of SciStarter to provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. You can also find this video and the three featured projects at SciStarter.org/COVID-19 .
Categories: Health, In the News
In this recording, three astronomers and the editor in chief of Astronomy Magazine provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. Explore the video and featured projects at SciStarter.org/AstronomyMag.
Categories: Astronomy & Space, Astronomy Magazine, Citizen Science Month, In the News
While we want you to celebrate Citizen Science Month, we all need to help flatten the curve to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Learn more about flattening the curve, below. As a Citizen Science Month event organizer or participant, you can stay home and still participate in Citizen Science Month. Here are seven ways … Read more “You can celebrate Citizen Science Month from home.”
Categories: Citizen Science Month
The following are excerpts from ASU News: “ASU faculty shine at world’s largest science meeting,” by Joe Caspermeyer, Manager (natural sciences), Media Relations & Strategic Communications, ASU (firstname.lastname@example.org ). At the world’s largest general scientific meeting, Arizona State University researchers, faculty, staff and students gathered with colleagues to tackle some of society’s grand challenges as … Read more “ASU researchers, including SciStarter’s founder, shine at world’s largest science meeting”
Categories: In the News
SciStarter (SciStarter.org) is engaged in a large corporate employee volunteer program to introduce employees to citizen science through online and in-person events across the country and to train and engage them in a number of SciStarter affiliate projects (see SciStarter.org/API to learn more about affiliates). For this program, we are seeking local partners to collaborate with … Read more “Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)”
Categories: Affiliate Tools, API, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science Month, Other
Coming Soon! “The Field Guide to Citizen Science,” from the experts at SciStarter , published by Timber Press . Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. The citizen science movement is approachable and inclusive, making it … Read more “Pre-orders now available for “The Field Guide to Citizen Science””
From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , this video introduces the National Academies of Sciences, engineering, and Medicine’s report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design (2018) that identifies ways citizen science projects can be designed to effectively support learning.