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đŸȘ 5 Out-Of-This-World Citizen Science Opportunities

With the arrival of the solstice, the nights are at their shortest, but they’re also nice and warm for summer stargazing and space-related citizen science! Put your eyes to good use with these astronomy projects on SciStarter. You won’t need any special knowledge, or even special tools for most of them! Report night sky streaks from satellites overhead to … Read more “đŸȘ 5 Out-Of-This-World Citizen Science Opportunities”

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Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!

Researchers can accomplish amazing things with data from satellites — they can study clouds and climate, forests and land use change and even bird migrations. But with so much satellite data, it can be hard to match up measurements from the sky above with information from the ground. That’s why NASA launched GLOBE, the Global … Read more “Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!”

Categories: Newsletter

Invite Ants to Your Picnic… for Science!

Warming weather and longer days mean more time for citizen science! 🙂 Check out our editor’s list of fun and easy projects to do this month. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

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A mother and son doing citizen science.

Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country

Each April, with support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, hosts Citizen Science Month, a one-of-a-kind celebration of citizen science that includes events hosted around the world, thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of new contributions to citizen science projects. Citizen Science Month 2022 featured collaborations with … Read more “Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country”

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Let's level up!

New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)

Announcing a series of new SciStarter resources made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine, the Gordan and Betty Moore Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arizona State University! Find a growing series of online training modules (with badges!) detailed below. More are on the way!   Then, expand your … Read more “New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)”

Categories: Newsletter

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Three Tips for a Successful Citizen Science Project: Lessons Learned from Chronolog

This post is by SciStarter guest contributor Jake Rose. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then over 20,000 photos are definitely very valuable. That’s one of the first lessons learned by the leaders of Chronolog, a citizen science project that uses crowd-sourced photos to create time-lapse images of places changing over time. Chronolog and … Read more “Three Tips for a Successful Citizen Science Project: Lessons Learned from Chronolog”

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April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!

Have you been enjoying Citizen Science Month 2022 as much as we have?! We’ve been learning about birds, taking tours of herbaria (that’s where scientists keep plant specimens), studying iguanas, participating in bioblitzes and more! Feeling left out? Don’t worry, there are still so many great events to check out before the month is over! Here are … Read more “April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Check Out Citizen Science Month Events from PBS, Science Friday and More!

Citizen Science Month is almost here! Thanks to support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, you’ll find free, fun events across the country on SciStarter’s events page.   We’ve highlighted a few free, live, online events to get you started. See you next week!   Cheers, The SciStarter Team  

Categories: Newsletter

Spring citizen science projects

Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season

Buds are bursting. Birds are singing. Pollinators are on the move. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is almost here! In the spirit of renewal, let’s all rediscover the world around us by observing and reconnecting with the rhythms of nature. We’ve got projects that are perfect for doing in your neighborhood, at a nearby park … Read more “Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season”

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