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Dog Days of Summer

National Dog Day is August 26. In honor of your furry friend, participate in these simple at-home projects to help researchers learn more about your pup! And use the Project Finder to search for exciting citizen science projects on any topic you can think of (yes, that includes cats). Cheers, The SciStarter Team  

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science

Citizen Science Month 2021 Results

In April 2021, SciStarter, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research Program, Arizona State University and other partners commemorated the second annual Citizen Science Month. Previously, partners had celebrated Citizen Science Day starting in 2016, but the global community expanded the celebration to a month in 2020. This year’s … Read more “Citizen Science Month 2021 Results”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Citizen Science News, Events, libraries

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Six of Our Favorite New Citizen Science Projects

Every day, researchers who need your help add their projects to SciStarter, with topics spanning everything from canine cognition to space agriculture. We’re highlighting six of our favorite newly added projects — but don’t stop here! Use the Project Finder to search for the latest citizen science opportunities to save to your Dashboard. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Featured Projects

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Celebrate National Moth Week July 17-25

SciStarter is partnering with National Moth Week (available in 50+ countries)! July 17 through 25, people of all ages are gathering to explore and learn about the wonderful world of moths. There are over 1,000(!) registered mothing events to choose from. Find one near you or sign up to host an event of your own! Finding moths is … Read more “Celebrate National Moth Week July 17-25”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects

NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky

  On Saturday, May 22, NASA scientists will walk amateur astronomers through how they can use their telescopes to get involved with real science. Studying the entire night sky is no small task. Even with a host of telescopes and satellites, astronomers can’t watch every piece of the sky all the time. But scientists want … Read more “NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Explore NASA Citizen Science at the First-Ever CitSciCon

SciStarter has partnered with NASA and the Citizen Science Association for the first-ever CitSciCon on May 21 – 22. This fun event features dozens of great NASA citizen science projects across 12 free online sessions with different themes, from exoplanets to ocean exploration. NASA project leaders will talk about their research and show you how … Read more “Explore NASA Citizen Science at the First-Ever CitSciCon”

Categories: Newsletter

4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom

Across the country, many kids have recently gone back to school for the first time since the pandemic started, even as a host of others are still learning at home. As we look for ways to get back into hands-on learning, citizen science offers ready-made projects for kids and adults alike.  These science experiments and … Read more “4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

CitSciCon to Spotlight NASA Citizen Scientists: Submit your one-minute video by May 12 for consideration

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for the first ever CitSciCon on May 21-22, 2021. This free series of open-door, online events, hosted by the Citizen Science Association and SciStarter, celebrates NASA’s nearly two dozen citizen science projects, scientists, and citizen scientists (you!). Have you participated in a NASA citizen science project for at least … Read more “CitSciCon to Spotlight NASA Citizen Scientists: Submit your one-minute video by May 12 for consideration”

Categories: Citizen Science

It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events

We’ve got more than 100 events scheduled for Citizen Science Month, with something every day in April. Hear straight from researchers about the biggest problems citizen scientists are solving, get introduced to new projects and let your kids spend Saturday morning with Disney+ science stars. We’re turning curiosity into real-life impact all month long. Come see … Read more “It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events”

Categories: Citizen Science