Dragonfly sitting on a stalk of wheat

Days of Dragonflies, Fireflies and Fly Fishing

It’s the season for emergences, whether you’re a dragonfly, firefly, periodical cicada or fly fishing enthusiast! The warm weather brings a variety of citizen science opportunities, some of them fleeting, so we hope you can get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature with your friends and family, and help document them for the many … Read more “Days of Dragonflies, Fireflies and Fly Fishing”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, Other

Photo of race horses crossing a finish line

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

A squirrel eats a seed on a wooden railing, ready to be observed by participants in the Project Squirrel citizen science project.

Happy Squirrel Day!

@scistarter.org Boost your Squirrel IQ with this jam-packed 90-second hit of squirreliffic fantasticness! #nationalsquirrelappreciationday #citizenscience ♬ original sound – SciStarter Now that you know (too much!) about squirrels, find and join one of these projects to help advance research about these adorable [rodents] [jerks] [cuties]. You choose. 🙂

Categories: Animals

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

Cozy up to these indoor activities that actually help advance research

Hundreds of activities listed on SciStarter are designed for you to participate right from home. That’s right…you can help advance scientific research in your PJs if you want. It’s perfect now that cold weather is approaching for many of us! Here are five projects to get you started. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Archeology, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects

Spy on animals around the world while contributing to ecological research

You don’t need to go on a safari to see wild creatures in their natural habitats. There are a number of scientific studies of wild creatures that depend on the eyes of observers just like you. Take part to be transported (virtually) to ecosystems around the world through images and videos (sometimes even livestreams!) where … Read more “Spy on animals around the world while contributing to ecological research”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Pathways To Participate In Scientific Research

It just became a lot easier for you to find your first citizen science project thanks to partnerships with WILD HOPE (a new PBS series), NASA, the Girl Scouts, National Geographic, Verizon and others who make it possible for SciStarter to curate experiences for you! Our customized pages provide resources, community-support, trainings and step-by-step instructions … Read more “Pathways To Participate In Scientific Research”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Animals, Citizen Science, Education

Birds migrating

Fall Nighttime Migrations Can Be Deadly for Birds. Help Keep Them Safe With These Simple Actions

As fall begins across the Northern Hemisphere, hundreds of millions of birds are preparing for a journey that can take them thousands of miles to warmer climates near the equator. These fall migrations are both a simple fact of life for many avian species, and an epic adventure that takes them halfway across the globe. … Read more “Fall Nighttime Migrations Can Be Deadly for Birds. Help Keep Them Safe With These Simple Actions”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Nature & Outdoors

Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!

We’re in the dog days of summer, and National Dog Day is August 26. You and your pup can celebrate by doing a little science together (that’s right!) … and help researchers in the process. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few canine-related projects you can do, no pets required. Want a … Read more “Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education

With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs

Huskies are independent, terriers are protective, retrievers are playful, greyhounds are aloof — every dog breed has its stereotype. But dog owners come to know that their own pup, be it a purebred poodle or a floppy-eared mutt, has its own unique personality. And with dozens of dog breeds and countless hybrids between them, the … Read more “With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science