A mother and son doing citizen science.

Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country

Each April, with support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, hosts Citizen Science Month, a one-of-a-kind celebration of citizen science that includes events hosted around the world, thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of new contributions to citizen science projects. Citizen Science Month 2022 featured collaborations with … Read more “Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community … Read more “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM

April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!

Have you been enjoying Citizen Science Month 2022 as much as we have?! We’ve been learning about birds, taking tours of herbaria (that’s where scientists keep plant specimens), studying iguanas, participating in bioblitzes and more! Feeling left out? Don’t worry, there are still so many great events to check out before the month is over! Here are … Read more “April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

All of Us Project

All of Us Releases First 100,000 Genomes to Address a Lack of Medical Diversity

With the release of its first 100,000 genomes, all from volunteers, the All of Us project is on its way to solving one of the most pernicious problems in modern medicine: a startling lack of diversity. The National Institutes of Health project, which launched in 2018, will eventually gather genetic information and other medical data … Read more “All of Us Releases First 100,000 Genomes to Address a Lack of Medical Diversity”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Health

Martin Dohrn filming a bumble bee hovering over a dandelion.

Inspire Your Community to Protect Local Pollinators

When the global pandemic hit, acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn, locked down in his small city garden in Bristol, England, decided to turn the cameras on the wildlife in his backyard. He was particularly fascinated with the bees visiting his garden. Putting his unparalleled skills and cameras to use, he filmed more than 60 different … Read more “Inspire Your Community to Protect Local Pollinators”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Events, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

Hands of an elderly person hold a smartphone, taking a photo of a moss, in a forest.

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

Your essential guide to plan events and programs during Citizen Science Month

Citizen Science Month is almost here! This April, SciStarter and a host of partners are celebrating citizen science by shining a bright light on YOUR events and programs! Citizen Science Month highlights a full month of special events and opportunities to turn curiosity into impact. It’s also the perfect time to introduce your community, classroom, … Read more “Your essential guide to plan events and programs during Citizen Science Month”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Free Resources to Help You Plan a Citizen Science Month Event or Program This April!

SciStarter and Arizona State University, with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), are engaging the public to help speed up research on human and environmental health in April. (Philadelphia, PA) — February 8, 2022 — Citizen Science Month, observed annually in April, is … Read more “Free Resources to Help You Plan a Citizen Science Month Event or Program This April!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Citizen Science Month 2021 Results

In April 2021, SciStarter, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research Program, Arizona State University and other partners commemorated the second annual Citizen Science Month. Previously, partners had celebrated Citizen Science Day starting in 2016, but the global community expanded the celebration to a month in 2020. This year’s … Read more “Citizen Science Month 2021 Results”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Citizen Science News, Events, libraries

The Los Angeles Public Library: Make Every Walk a Nature Walk

Looking for a way to do science in your own community? Anne Olivier, an Adult Librarian at the Woodland Hills Branch of Los Angeles Public Library, wrote this post to share her tips about one of her favorite neighborhood science projects, iNaturalist, and to discuss an exciting opportunity to participate during the City Nature Challenge that … Read more “The Los Angeles Public Library: Make Every Walk a Nature Walk”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month