Methods Matter: Citizen Science Techniques For Exploring Our World

Citizen Science Techniques Each of the thousands of citizen science projects are unique, yet many rely on similar techniques and methods. Below, we highlight five that use some of the most popular methods including: the use of low cost, portable sensors; bioblitzes; bird banding; standardized surveys; and photography. Find more than 1,600 projects and events … Read more “Methods Matter: Citizen Science Techniques For Exploring Our World”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Newsletter

Citizen Science Love: a Valentine’s Weekend Special!

Who needs chocolate, cards, roses, or a significant other, when you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with citizen science? Below you’ll find five projects we love. Visit SciStarter to find 1000 more. PS: If you have 30 seconds, consider taking this quick poll. We’re curious to learn more about the formal education level of the citizen science … Read more “Citizen Science Love: a Valentine’s Weekend Special!”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Events, Health, Nature & Outdoors

The gamification of data analysis in cancer increases citizen contribution and reduces research time

Individuals diagnosed with muscle-invasive bladder cancer face a difficult treatment decision – intensive radiotherapy or complete surgical removal of their bladder. Each option has benefits and draw backs, and there are limited data available to patients and physicians to help predict which treatment might provide the best outcome. Dr. Anne Kiltie, Associate Professor of Radiation … Read more “The gamification of data analysis in cancer increases citizen contribution and reduces research time”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Gaming, Project Profile

Fighting Alzheimer’s Together, Through Citizen Science

by Egle Marija Ramanauskaite Maybe you’re finding it hard to stick to that New Year’s resolution of making it to the gym every week. How about trying something easier instead? Like changing the world for example, by helping cure Alzheimer’s – one of the most devastating diseases that we face today.  How, you ask? Read on … Read more “Fighting Alzheimer’s Together, Through Citizen Science”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Project Profile

‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science

Photo: John Ohab 12 Days of Christmas The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together another edition of our ever popular annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team On the 1st Day of Christmas, Treezilla gave to me: A measuring tape around a pear tree, … Read more “‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Gaming, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Citizen Scientists Help Unravel the Genetics of Taste

Citizen scientists help make discoveries about how genetics may shape the way we taste food.  Turkey or ham? Stuffing or mashed potatoes? Pumpkin or apple pie? As I prepared for Thanksgiving this year, I reflected on all the culinary choices this feasting day offers and wondered why people who share a culture, a community, or … Read more “Citizen Scientists Help Unravel the Genetics of Taste”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Project Profile

6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch

Take a break from online shopping and sharpen that brain by contributing a few minutes to science. Below, our editors present six projects in need of your help. (And really, you know you’re going to abandon that online shopping cart, anyway!)   Visit the SciStarter Project Finder for 1100 more opportunities and join our community … Read more “6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Newsletter

Saving the Majestic Redwoods With Citizen Science

Citizen scientists collect data to find out how climate change impacts redwoods by Kristin Butler “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. … Read more “Saving the Majestic Redwoods With Citizen Science”

Categories: Biology, Ecology & Environment, Project Profile