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SciStarter LIVE!

We’re thrilled to announce a new weekly series: SciStarter LIVE! During these informal events, we’re going LIVE while we work through a citizen science project. You’ll have opportunities to hear from project leaders, get your questions answered, hang out with the SciStarter team and more. Just join us on Zoom or watch the live stream … Read more “SciStarter LIVE!”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events, Featured Projects, Webinar, Workshops

How to Make the Most of SciStarter (As a Citizen Scientist, Project Leader or Educator)

SciStarter is more than just a place for you to find or share opportunities to turn curiosity into impact. Whether you’re a volunteer looking for new projects to try out, the leader of a project seeking participants or a facilitator who wants to introduce citizen science to your community, we’ve got you covered! For Citizen … Read more “How to Make the Most of SciStarter (As a Citizen Scientist, Project Leader or Educator)”

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How to Be a Citizen Scientist: A Beginner’s Guide

Science makes the world go round. It’s what brought us modern medicine, clean water and the technologies in our homes and in our pockets. And more and more, the pursuit of science is all about information.  Sometimes, scientists need more information than they can collect on their own. Medical researchers want more information about people’s … Read more “How to Be a Citizen Scientist: A Beginner’s Guide”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month

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”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science

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”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science Month

Citizen Science Association Conference

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”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science Conference, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science News, Events

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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