12 Days of Christmasy Citizen Science Projects

Make sure you’re on Santa’s “nice list” this year. Consider helping researchers help the planet this holiday season. Here are a dozen opportunities to get involved in real research during the 12 days of Christmas! On the first day of Christmas, Missouri gave to me…an opportunity to help stem the threat of invasive pear trees … Read more “12 Days of Christmasy Citizen Science Projects”

Categories: Citizen Science

Gobble up Thanksgiving Day citizen science offerings!

Something in the east, something in the west. Help keep an eye on the health and abundance of wild turkeys prior to breeding by observing and counting young turkeys in New York state. Or, join biologists in New Hampshire studying the impact of winter on New Hampshire turkeys by reporting any sightings of female turkeys … Read more “Gobble up Thanksgiving Day citizen science offerings!”

Categories: Birds, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Citizen Science Cheerleaders Head To Vegas

Meet the Science Cheerleaders. This team of more than 100 NFL and NBA cheerleaders-turned-scientists and engineers is ready to cheer for citizen science. ScienceCheerleader.com, our sister-site, aims to inspire the 3 million little cheerleaders in the U.S. to consider careers in science and engineering, while playfully challenge stereotypes and encouraging participation in any of the … Read more “Citizen Science Cheerleaders Head To Vegas”

Categories: Education, Science Cheerleaders, Science Education Standards

Measure and record earliest signs of hurricane Irene

Scientists want you to record and share rain measurements and other on-the-ground observations in part to help pinpoint hurricane Irene’s actions, determine her next steps, and better predict and react to future storms. In addition to your help recording on-the-ground rain precipitation, scientists rely on watershed volunteers to provide important clues about the effects of … Read more “Measure and record earliest signs of hurricane Irene”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water

Did you feel the earthquake? Three ways to report it

Here are three ways you can report earthquake-related information and contribute to a global map of critical earthquake data. Did you feel it? Help researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey learn more about the recent earthquake that shook parts of the east coast. Did you feel it? Share information and contribute to a map of … Read more “Did you feel the earthquake? Three ways to report it”

Categories: Citizen Science, Geology & Earth Sciences

Meet us at the World Maker Faire in NYC!

Science For Citizens is teaming up with Discover Magazine to help inspire more people to get involved in citizen science activities! Come get your hands dirty with science at the World Maker Faire in NYC, September 17-18 at the NY Hall of Science. Organized by the staff of MAKE magazine, makezine.com and craftzine.com, Maker Faire … Read more “Meet us at the World Maker Faire in NYC!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Cheerleaders

In the Philadelphia area? Contribute to PhillyTreeMap!

Participating in PhillyTreeMap, one of the newest projects in the Science for Citizens Project Finder, is almost as simple as fetching the morning paper from the front “stoop,” as we say here in Philly. This morning, I opened my front door, walked 10 feet to the nearest tree (pictured here), wrapped a measuring tape around its … Read more “In the Philadelphia area? Contribute to PhillyTreeMap!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Modern snow-mapping models vs. The People

This past winter, we invited you to participate in SnowTweets and simply “measure your snow to help the planet.” SnowTweets is a citizen science project run by cryosphere researchers Richard Kelly (pictured far left) and Raymond Cabrera at the University of Waterloo (Canada), who sent us the following report to share with you! They’d love … Read more “Modern snow-mapping models vs. The People”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather