SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!

As we ring in the New Year, we’re celebrating the 14 Top Projects of 2014! These are the projects that received the most visits on the SciStarter website. Resolve to do more citizen science in 2015! We’ll help you with that goal. Happy New Year! Photo: Mike Hankey 1.  American Meteor Society – Meteor Observing Report meteors … Read more “SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Track Lilacs and Loons with Nature’s Notebook

Observe and collect data to learn how climate and habitat affect plants and animals with Nature’s Notebook. Track the phenology of plants and animals with these citizen science projects. Most North Americans are relieved that spring has finally arrived, especially after a winter when ice storms, snowstorms, frigid temperatures or droughts were regular occurrences. For … Read more “Track Lilacs and Loons with Nature’s Notebook”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

Verify the Sky with the SatCam App and Citizen Science

Help researchers determine accuracy of satellite data by capturing and uploading ground observations from your phone. Want more citizen science? There’s an app for that. We may not realize it, but artificial satellites are responsible for so many aspects of our daily lives.  They dictate our ability to communicate with one another, assist in the … Read more “Verify the Sky with the SatCam App and Citizen Science”

Categories: Apps, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science

WildObs: Instagram for Nature Lovers

Collect and share pictures of memorable encounters with nature using the WildObs app. Want more citizen science? Don’t worry. There’s an app for that. There are nature lovers, wildlife photographers, hikers, kayakers and birdwatchers who pursue their passion every day, and most of them do so in the hope of spotting an osprey, or catching … Read more “WildObs: Instagram for Nature Lovers”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Nature & Outdoors

There’s an App for That! Citizen Science at Your Fingertips

If you think science is out of reach, think again! Here are some citizen science apps you’ll always have at your fingertips! SciSpy With this App from The Science Channel, you can spy on nature and contribute to science. Share photos and observations, contribute to research initiatives. Get started!   SatCam Capture and share observations of … Read more “There’s an App for That! Citizen Science at Your Fingertips”

Categories: Apps, Newsletter

Recording The Noise Scape of Your Life with NoiseTube

NoiseTube allows citizen scientists to monitor noise pollution with a mobile app. Come to your senses! SciStarter has curated a list of projects for all 5 senses. I was overjoyed the first time I heard the peaceful fountain, twittering bird song, and gentle rustle of wind through the trees oustide my office window. Then, one … Read more “Recording The Noise Scape of Your Life with NoiseTube”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself

Spec-tacular Science: Use Public Lab’s DIY Spectrometer to find out what stuff is made of!

Public Lab’s DIY spectrometry kit makes it possible for citizen scientists to do their own spectrometric analysis at home. Come to your senses! SciStarter has curated a list of citizen science projects for all five senses.   Spectrometry. Listen to yourself say it out loud. Admit it. It sounds cool just to say “spectrometry.”(Whoa you … Read more “Spec-tacular Science: Use Public Lab’s DIY Spectrometer to find out what stuff is made of!”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Chemistry, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Ocean & Water

Cyber Citizen – New Citizen Science Apps for Your Phone

Here are several new citizen science apps to snazzy up your smartphone. These apps are products of Cyber Citizen, a National Science Foundation-funded research project at Michigan Tech. Cyber Citizen focuses on developing mobile and web-based tools to facilitate citizen participation in scientist-led environmental and social research projects, explains Dr. Robert Pastel assistant professor of … Read more “Cyber Citizen – New Citizen Science Apps for Your Phone”

Categories: Apps, CitSci Research, Computers & Technology

Exploring the Biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands As “Darwin for a Day”

Dig into even more Thanksgiving projects with your friends and family! Imagine: After months of treacherous sailing across the open ocean, skirting coral reefs and rocky shores, you alight upon lush tropical islands greeted by enticing aromas, unknown species, and a symphony of bird song… Four years into her circumnavigation of the globe, the HMS … Read more “Exploring the Biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands As “Darwin for a Day””

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors