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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Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month

This April, #CitSciMonth is from home. About Citizen Science Month Citizen Science projects can be done from virtually anywhere, making these fun activities easy to join while maintaining safe social distancing. Although many people were planning to host in-person events, due to COVID-19 these events have either been cancelled or changed to virtual events. Check … Read more “Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month”

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The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference

From March 13-17, the Citizen Science Association hosted their biennial conference, “Growing our Family Tree,” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference was referred to as #CitSci2019 on social media. The SciStarter team came together to attend various events, give presentations, hatch new ideas with potential collaborators, and celebrate citizen science. Below are selected reflections and … Read more “The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Citizen Science Connected

Citizen Science Connected

SciStarter and Science Connected are partnering to produce a new blog platform: Citizen Science Connected. Citizen science is a way for regular people to do real research, and the Citizen Science Connected platform is a place to tell those stories. The fields that citizen science advances are diverse: ecology, astronomy, medicine, psychology, linguistics, genetics, engineering, … Read more “Citizen Science Connected”

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SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science

Citizen Science is a podcast from SciStarter. This show spotlights the many different ways that individuals and communities are exploring and changing the world around them through public participation in science. Episodes feature conversations between project developers and volunteers, with subjects ranging from climate change to biodiversity to Alzheimer’s research to community science projects focused … Read more “SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science”

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About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)

I thought it would be helpful to provide a description of what SciStarter’s Participant API is and why a growing number of projects and platforms are implementing it and becoming SciStarter Affiliates in the process. A little background. SciStarter had been “merely” a database where project scientists would add their projects and citizen scientists would find … Read more “About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)”

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,  “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design” in now available in print. In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited … Read more “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design”

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