Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!

Together, we will move the world forward. We all share the same, single beautiful planet, as this image from Apollo 17 reminds us. As we inch closer to the distant light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it’s easier to appreciate how every single one of us contributes to the millions of acts of … Read more “Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Newsletter

Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!

Citizen Science Month is here. National Library Week is next week. We are joining forces to help more people discover online citizen science books and resources from libraries. Share your resources with us prior to a national event we are hosting next week. See details, below. (Next, we’ll focus on Science Centers’ citsci resources!) General CitSciMonth … Read more “Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!”

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Today 3 p.m. ET! Join the Fight Against COVID-19. Help Scientists With Their Coronavirus Research From Your Home

Discover and SciStarter are hosting a live, online Citizen Science Month event looking at three COVID-19 research projects that need your help. On Wednesday, April 15, at 3 p.m. EDT, Discover and SciStarter will host a livestreamed event on Zoom and Facebook to introduce you to three scientists leading COVID-19 citizen science projects that need your help. … Read more “Today 3 p.m. ET! Join the Fight Against COVID-19. Help Scientists With Their Coronavirus Research From Your Home”

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Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month

This April, #CitSciMonth is from home. About Citizen Science Month Citizen Science projects can be done from virtually anywhere, making these fun activities easy to join while maintaining safe social distancing. Although many people were planning to host in-person events, due to COVID-19 these events have either been cancelled or changed to virtual events. Check … Read more “Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month”

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Webinar Recording: Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events in a Pinch

Making the most out of social distancing: live-streamed citizen science to the rescue! Are you planning an in-person Citizen Science Month event in April? Looking to host a virtual event, or transition your previously in-person event to a virtual format? Then this is the virtual training for you! The Science Friday and SciStarter teams share … Read more “Webinar Recording: Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events in a Pinch”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM

Citizen Science-ing where you are

Keeping yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is the #1 priority. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for conducting safe citizen science to fight disease, track migratory birds, study animal behavior, and more…collaboratively. Our editors highlight a few, below. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Newsletter

Citizen Science Month Updates for Event Organizers

Dear Citizen Science Month friends: Let’s take one, big, collective deep breath.  Annnnnnddddd exhale. Okay. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, if you were planning to host an event (including events for Verizon volunteers), please transition your in-person events to online events or cancel/postpone your event until we have clear signals that it’s safe to … Read more “Citizen Science Month Updates for Event Organizers”

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You can celebrate Citizen Science Month from home.

While we want you to celebrate Citizen Science Month, we all need to help flatten the curve to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Learn more about flattening the curve, below. As a Citizen Science Month event organizer or participant, you can stay home and still participate in Citizen Science Month. Here are seven ways … Read more “You can celebrate Citizen Science Month from home.”

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Webinar Recording: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library

Citizen science can build upon your existing STEM programs or introduce a whole new world of STEM engagement opportunities for library patrons. From tracking species migrations to measuring light pollution or searching online for new galaxies, citizen science invites patrons to engage in REAL research projects and contribute to scientific knowledge. Discover how libraries are … Read more “Webinar Recording: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library”

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