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Across the Finish Line! Citizen Science Month Final Days

You did it! As of April 25, you’ve completed 1,017,253 acts of science, with five days still to go! But even though we’ve reached our target and April ends next week, we’re not skimping on fun citizen science activities! We’re focusing on medicine and public health, along with a big One Million Acts of Science … Read more “Across the Finish Line! Citizen Science Month Final Days”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Girl Scouts, Global Citizen Science Month, libraries, Nature & Outdoors, webinar

Citizen Science Month and #OneMillionActsOfScience Needs You!

It’s a packed week, with Earth Day, Arbor Day, The City Nature Challenge and more! The last full week of Citizen Science Month is jam packed! It’s the week of Earth Day, Arbor Day, Noise Awareness Day, and the City Nature Challenge! Find a project and report your Act of Science here. Just creating a … Read more “Citizen Science Month and #OneMillionActsOfScience Needs You!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Global Citizen Science Month, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Other

Check out SciStarter’s top projects of 2023!

In 2023, volunteers like you made over two million contributions to SciStarter Affiliate projects. That’s two million data points scientists wouldn’t have had otherwise. The top five projects this year included both perennial favorites and newcomers, and touched on subjects near and far: the night sky, backyards and even inside our bodies. Check them out … Read more “Check out SciStarter’s top projects of 2023!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather

C*Sci 2023 – Reports From the Field!

Introduction Hundreds of delegates from around the world converged at Arizona State University (ASU) for the Citizen Science Association’s C*Sci 2023 conference, May 22-26, 2023 to exchange knowledge and help shape and advance opportunities to engage the public in scientific research. Summarizing a week of action-packed days in a single blog post won’t convey the … Read more “C*Sci 2023 – Reports From the Field!”

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See SciStarter’s Top 5 Projects of 2022 (and learn how NORAD tracks Santa!)

Here are the five projects that had the most participation among our SciStarter community of 150,000 registered users this year. Whether you are new to citizen science or a seasoned contributor, these projects are a tried and true testament to the wisdom of the crowd. Together, we’re helping to answer research questions no one scientist can answer … Read more “See SciStarter’s Top 5 Projects of 2022 (and learn how NORAD tracks Santa!)”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Biology, Nature & Outdoors

Simple ways to learn about and help koalas, kangaroos, and coastlines

Looking for new ways to spend some of your spare time? Check out the SciStarter Affiliates page featuring dozens of gold-star projects linked directly to your SciStarter Dashboard. To get you started, we’re featuring five Affiliate projects below. Cheers! The SciStarter Team  

Categories: Alzheimers, Amphibians, Animals, Bats, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

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Stall Catchers Was Our Top Project This Year. Its Project Leader Shares His Secrets

SciStarter has hundreds of citizen science projects to choose from, and our more than 110,000 registered members participate in a diverse range of projects that match their individual interests and passions. But there are a few perennial favorites among our citizen science projects, and perhaps none more popular than the Alzheimer’s-fighting game Stall Catchers. Run … Read more “Stall Catchers Was Our Top Project This Year. Its Project Leader Shares His Secrets”

Categories: Alzheimers

Are Clogged Blood Vessels the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease?

In 2016, a team of Alzheimer’s disease researchers at Cornell University hit a dead end. The scientists were studying mice, looking for links between Alzheimer’s and blood flow changes in the brain. For years, scientists have known that reduced blood flow in the brain is a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. More recent research has also … Read more “Are Clogged Blood Vessels the Key to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease?”

Categories: Alzheimers, Biology

Citizen Science Day

#CitSciDay2019: Global Community

Citizen Science Day 2019 (#CitSciDay2019) results prove that all of us can make huge contributions to research. Citizen Science Day is an annual celebration presented by SciStarter and the Citizen Science Association in an effort to connect people to real research in need of their help.  It taps the curiosity and observations of people to … Read more “#CitSciDay2019: Global Community”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day


Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!

Human Computation Institute (CC BY-SA 4.0) Today is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019), and our featured event is the Stall Catchers #Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with internet access) to help Cornell scientists better understand how stalled blood flow contributes to Alzheimer’s disease. We had our “catching hour” on Stall Catchers from … Read more “Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day