These Fall Projects Let Anyone Protect and Study the Trees Around Us

The Girl Scout Tree Promise is an ambitious effort to plant, protect and honor 5 million trees across the country in five years. Anyone, anywhere can join this global movement to address climate change, one tree at a time!   Here’s how: (Optional) Plant a tree and record your good deed on the Girl Scout Tree … Read more “These Fall Projects Let Anyone Protect and Study the Trees Around Us”

Categories: Environment

Meet the Partners Hiking 17,000 Miles for Citizen Science and the Environment

On June 21, 2019, Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton took the first steps on an odyssey that would take them across the second-largest country on Earth. The duo is currently in the middle of a quest to walk the entirety of the Trans Canada Trail, a network of paths that stretches for thousands of miles … Read more “Meet the Partners Hiking 17,000 Miles for Citizen Science and the Environment”

Categories: Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Celebrate Earth Day With Citizen Science

It’s April: Citizen Science Month! There are hundreds of online events and ways to engage, including many opportunities from libraries around the world. Looking to do some projects inside and around your home? Check out the projects below. Then, discover additional events and opportunities on CitizenScienceMonth.org. For more than 50 years, Earth Day has been … Read more “Celebrate Earth Day With Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

How Thousands of Volunteers Are Hunting a Treatment for Alzheimer’s

  An Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can be a frightening, tragic event for patients and families. The disease usually strikes people over 60 and gradually steals memories and mental faculties. Despite decades of research, there’s still no cure. Yet scientists are steadily moving closer to understanding what’s going on in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. That … Read more “How Thousands of Volunteers Are Hunting a Treatment for Alzheimer’s”

Categories: Health

Five Kitchen Sink Science Experiments To Try At Home

It’s April: Citizen Science Month! There are hundreds of online events and ways to engage, including many opportunities from libraries around the world. Looking to do some projects inside and around your home? Check out the projects, below. Then, discover additional events and opportunities on CitizenScienceMonth.org. Citizen science is when people like you make hypotheses, … Read more “Five Kitchen Sink Science Experiments To Try At Home”

Categories: Do-It-Yourself

These Women Were First to Map the Cosmos. Volunteers are Bringing Their Work to Light

More than 100 years ago, Harvard astronomer Edward Charles Pickering decided he was going to take a picture of the entire night sky. Or, rather, many thousands of pictures, each capturing a tiny rectangle of the universe as seen through a telescope. Today, these photos survive on hundreds of thousands of glass plates at the … Read more “These Women Were First to Map the Cosmos. Volunteers are Bringing Their Work to Light”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Citizen Scientists Have Found Dozens of ‘Failed Stars’ Near Earth

Sometimes the old methods truly are the best methods. When astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930, it was the result of countless hours spent straining his eyes at a machine called a blink comparator. Using it, Tombaugh could flip rapidly back and forth between two images of the night sky taken at slightly different … Read more “Citizen Scientists Have Found Dozens of ‘Failed Stars’ Near Earth”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Other

New Year’s Resolutions from SciStarter

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? If you haven’t (or even if you have), let us suggest one for you: Experiment with citizen science projects! To help you out, here are five projects from SciStarter … Read more “New Year’s Resolutions from SciStarter”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter