Living Treasures: The Portable Antiquities Scheme

What do you think of when you hear about archaeology? Perhaps your mind jumps to Indiana Jones’ arduous search for the Holy Grail. Maybe you imagine Howard Carter’s incredible reaction to the “wonderful things” he spotted at first sight of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Or if you’re as big of a dork as I am, you … Read more “Living Treasures: The Portable Antiquities Scheme”

Categories: Archeology, Citizen Science

Recycle, Reuse, Reboot: FreeGeek, A National Movement

Enter on the side of the building. Look carefully, or else you’ll miss the sign. Walk down the stairs and turn right. Never mind the lack of windows, dim lighting, and pungent smell of coffee grinds. You have now entered FreeGeek, an underground lair of a nonprofit that harnesses the power of local volunteers to … Read more “Recycle, Reuse, Reboot: FreeGeek, A National Movement”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Do-It-Yourself, Science Education Standards, Workshops

From Screensavers to Saving the World Through Citizen Science: World Community Grid

Idleness never looked more productive. Here’s a citizen science project that quite literally requires zero energy from you in order to participate! The World Community Grid is a global project that harnesses energy from idle computers to contribute to scientific research. When your computer goes idle, instead of changing to a screensaver featuring swimming fish, … Read more “From Screensavers to Saving the World Through Citizen Science: World Community Grid”

Categories: Chemistry

The Citizen Science Movement: Just Add Cheerleaders

While you may know her as the founder of our beloved SciStarter, Darlene Cavalier also spearheads a unique organization called Science Cheerleader, a sister site that promotes science literacy, citizen science, and science policy with the help of scientists and engineers who just happen to be current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders! Darlene was … Read more “The Citizen Science Movement: Just Add Cheerleaders”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Education Standards