Avoid the “summer slide” with these cerebral activities for all ages.

Research indicates that over summer break, students can experience a “summer slide” that sets their learning back. One easy way to help prevent this is to keep the learning going during summer with fun projects and experiences. SciStarter makes it easy for learners of all ages to find activities that match interests, availability and more! … Read more “Avoid the “summer slide” with these cerebral activities for all ages.”

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Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community … Read more “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM

Citizen Science Month events for and from libraries!

Librarians: Visit CitizenScienceMonth.org and “share” and promote any event, particularly those hosted by fellow librarians! Citizen Science 101: A Beginner’s Guide! Simple repost the Facebook recording of the 4/1 event to introduce your community to Citizen Science! Citizen Science for the Stars! A special event from NASA’s Night Sky Network, SciStarter and Astronomy Magazine Wednesday, … Read more “Citizen Science Month events for and from libraries!”

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Your essential guide to plan events and programs during Citizen Science Month

Citizen Science Month is almost here! This April, SciStarter and a host of partners are celebrating citizen science by shining a bright light on YOUR events and programs! Citizen Science Month highlights a full month of special events and opportunities to turn curiosity into impact. It’s also the perfect time to introduce your community, classroom, … Read more “Your essential guide to plan events and programs during Citizen Science Month”

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Free Resources to Help You Plan a Citizen Science Month Event or Program This April!

SciStarter and 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 in April. (Philadelphia, PA) — February 8, 2022 — Citizen Science Month, observed annually in April, is … Read more “Free Resources to Help You Plan a Citizen Science Month Event or Program This April!”

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LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter Partner to Support Citizen Science in Research Libraries

LIBER and SciStarter Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) THE HAGUE, January 2022 — LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter, an online citizen science hub, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development, promotion, and facilitation of citizen science-related support services at research libraries in Europe and North America. The agreement formalises … Read more “LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, and SciStarter Partner to Support Citizen Science in Research Libraries”

Categories: Science Policy, SciStarter News

Citizen science makes breakthrough post-pandemic

Excerpt from Times Higher Education Equity challenges loom, but solidifying evidence of value brings academic stature to science of partnering with the public November 19, 2021 Paul Basken Look up! Scholars can learn from amateur enthusiasts, such as birdwatchers on the hunt for a great horned owl in New York After a decade of steady … Read more “Citizen science makes breakthrough post-pandemic”

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Online Training: Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science

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”

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