Citizen Science is for Lovers

Like a tardigrade, our love for citizen science will never die. Help unravel mysteries of the heart, mind and universe with citizen science this Valentine’s Day. XOXO, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Cheer On Citizen Science and the Superb Owl!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Special project recommendations from our friends, the Science Cheerleaders! Hi! I’m Science Cheerleader Jeannie. I’m super excited for the Super Bowl this year, because in addition to currently being a Registered Nurse, I was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader! … Read more “Cheer On Citizen Science and the Superb Owl!”

Categories: Newsletter

How Making a Picnic for Ants Can Help Us Understand This Crucial Species

In its 4.5 billion year history, our planet has experienced five mass extinctions. Many scientists believe we are on the verge of a sixth mass extinction, and this one is on us. Humans are to blame. Planet at Risk The consequences of our actions too often go unseen. The impacts caused by driving a car … Read more “How Making a Picnic for Ants Can Help Us Understand This Crucial Species”

Categories: Ecology & Environment

“Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10

Guest post by Adam Bowen (@ldkwthiam) Citizen science is a wonderful way for the public to get involved in the scientific process. In many ways, citizen science is the best chance for non-academics to enter into the world of science. Yet, there are barriers to broad appeal. While there are some projects in which hundreds … Read more ““Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10″

Categories: Events, In the News

Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5

Guest Post by Katie Taylor (@YoPros4Wildlife) Critical applications of citizen science include raising awareness of wildlife conservation issues and furthering research efforts. Conservation-themed citizen science projects can not only lead to greater scientific insights into conservation, but can also further engage people in conservation. Citizen Science Coordinator and volunteers spot a frog in the pond. … Read more “Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5”

Categories: SciStarter News

Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3

Guest post by Sebastian Zarate The biodiversity in Paracas National Reserve (La Republica 2020) is tremendous: Approximately 216 species of birds, 36 of mammals, 10 of reptiles, and 168 of fish. A consortium of Spanish and Brazilian firms called Terminal Portuario Paracas (TPP) want to transport and export cooper and zinc concentrates through the Port … Read more “Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3”

Categories: Events, In the News

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science

The summer series “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science,” presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter.org, helped keep students, adults, and families engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. All events were online and open to all. Watch the recordings! Register for Events The National Network of … Read more “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science”

Categories: book, Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM

Spot-a-Bee: Mapping the Urban Bee Garden

This is a guest blog post from the Spot-a-Bee project. In these challenging times, when we are spending more time in our homes and neighbourhoods than many of us may have imagined possible, we at Spot-a-Bee have worked to develop a family learning approach, centred around the Spot-a-Bee citizen science project. The Spot-a-Bee project was … Read more “Spot-a-Bee: Mapping the Urban Bee Garden”

Categories: Education, Guest Contributor, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

Darlene Cavalier, founder of SciStarter, named National Geographic Explorer and Fellow

Darlene Cavalier, the Founder of SciStarter, has been named  a National Geographic Fellow and Explorer. Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Professor Cavalier is the founder of SciStarter (a popular citizen science portal and research platform connecting millions of people to real science they … Read more “Darlene Cavalier, founder of SciStarter, named National Geographic Explorer and Fellow”

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