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Citizen Science Project Leaders: Here’s How and Why To Become a SciStarter Affiliate

Since our founding in 2011, SciStarter has been dedicated to promoting citizen science with free, accessible tools for project leaders, researchers and the public. Adding a project to SciStarter is one of the easiest ways project leaders can boost participation and reach a wider audience. When you list your project on you’re tapping into … Read more “Citizen Science Project Leaders: Here’s How and Why To Become a SciStarter Affiliate”

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SciStarter’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!

Stumped for ideas for that inquisitive person your life? Or perhaps you’re hoping for a few citizen science-inspired gifts yourself this year? SciStarter’s 2021 Gift Guide has you covered. We’ve got useful gifts for birdwatchers, skygazers and weather-trackers, and they all tie in with one or more citizen science projects on SciStarter. That means you … Read more “SciStarter’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!”

Categories: Newsletter

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Let’s play a game!

There’s still time to check off that resolution to give back, learn something new, explore nature or pick up a new skill by participating in citizen science! If you’re looking for a fun way to do it, try one of these online citizen science games from our SciStarter Affiliates. Help scientists unveil meaningful informati on on … Read more “Let’s play a game!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

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Score a Personalized SciStarter Explorer Certificate!

We sure love our SciStarter community and appreciate all you do for science. You deserve some credit for helping scientists answer important research questions! Now through December 31st, participate in any three projects featured on and you’ll get a personalized, downloadable SciStarter Explorer certificate. We’ll add it to your online SciStarter Profile but you … Read more “Score a Personalized SciStarter Explorer Certificate!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Newsletter

SciStarter Partner Organizations

How Organizations Are Accelerating Research With Volunteerism and SciStarter

SciStarter partners with organizations to facilitate engagement and training and to accelerate research through volunteerism. From school districts, to corporations, to national and local organizations, our partners are vital community catalysts. Find inspiring examples below. Contact to explore partnership opportunities. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Newsletter, Verizon

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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