Shark Week: A feeding frenzy for citizen scientists!

Sink your teeth into these projects! The Discovery Channel kicks off Shark Week in three days, when we’ll will find out if Michael Phelps is faster than a shark! Not quite up for racing a shark yourself? You can still celebrate Shark Week by getting involved in one of the many citizen science projects that study and protect sharks. Below, … Read more “Shark Week: A feeding frenzy for citizen scientists!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Featured Projects

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How SciStarter helps connect people to citizen science projects, events and tools.

At SciStarter, we aim to reach people where they are and connect them to opportunities to do and shape science through citizen science projects in need of their help. If someone wants to promote or recruit participants for their project, event, or tool, they register it on SciStarter. Our editors review each record before publishing … Read more “How SciStarter helps connect people to citizen science projects, events and tools.”

Categories: Citizen Science, SciStarter News

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Why “SciStarter is excellent for citizen science.”

Well thank you for the kind words, Pietro Michelucci (founder of EyesOnALZ, a crowdsourcing platform designed to accelerate Alzheimer’s research). Pietro is one of 15 project and platform partners we’ve been working with to test and deploy a suite of new citizen science tools. For the past two years, thanks to support from the National … Read more “Why “SciStarter is excellent for citizen science.””

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Citizen Science with your sun, sand, and surf?

Citizen Science at the Beach While you’re strolling along the beach this summer, consider sharing some of your keen observations with marine ecologists. Below, we’ve highlighted six beach-related citizen science projects to monitor the health of marine habitats. There is even one you can do while couch-surfing (see what we did there?). Find more projects and events … Read more “Citizen Science with your sun, sand, and surf?”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects

ASU and SciStarter host citizen science discussion on 6/20

On behalf of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society, part of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, we invite you to attend an interactive presentation, “Citizen Science: an all hands-on-deck approach to advance scientific research.” We will describe trends, opportunities, and challenges in citizen … Read more “ASU and SciStarter host citizen science discussion on 6/20”

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MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference

There’s still time to register for the Citizen Science Association Conference (5/17-5/20 in Minneapolis, MN). Among many exciting events and discussions, and just before the opening reception on 5/17, MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton, will moderate a one-hour book panel discussion in the Grand Ballroom at the River Centre. The event, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Center … Read more “MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A #CitSciChat about the report for EPA on the role of citizen science

Last month, the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), an EPA advisory council, transmitted a report to EPA titled Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A Vision for Citizen Science at EPA outlining thirteen specific recommendations for EPA. (Learn more about the report, its genesis, and NACEPT, in this post, coauthored byShannon Dosemagen, Public Lab … Read more “Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A #CitSciChat about the report for EPA on the role of citizen science”

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GAO cites ECAST: “Practices to Engage Citizens and Effectively Implement Federal Initiatives”

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and payment of public funds. Today, the GAO published a new report to advise how the federal government can better engage citizens. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) is cited as … Read more “GAO cites ECAST: “Practices to Engage Citizens and Effectively Implement Federal Initiatives””

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Understanding the Rhythms of the Desert: Citizen Science, Committed Communities, Public Libraries and SciStarter

A guest post from the Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) community in Apache Junction, AZ. Understanding the Rhythms of the Desert: A Citizen Science and Lending Library Program  Presented by: The Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT), SciStarter, Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, YLACES.org, GLOBE.gov & The Apache Junction Public Library The … Read more “Understanding the Rhythms of the Desert: Citizen Science, Committed Communities, Public Libraries and SciStarter”

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Citizen Science Maker Summit at Arizona State University: Register this week

  Do you run, or are you involved in, a citizen science project? Have you created, or would you like to create, a low-cost instrument that can be used for scientific research? Then join us for the the ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit 2016  ,  a two-day event, hosted by Arizona State University in partnership … Read more “Citizen Science Maker Summit at Arizona State University: Register this week”

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