Wicked High Tides: Citizen Scientists Plan for Sea-Level Rise

Wicked high tides, also known as king tides or astronomical high tides, are a natural phenomenon that occur several times a year in certain areas around the globe. In the Boston area, these events usually happen in March and October. This is when there is a full or new moon, and the Earth, Sun and … Read more “Wicked High Tides: Citizen Scientists Plan for Sea-Level Rise”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Environment

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Egyptian Geniza With Citizen Science

For nearly a thousand years, Jews at the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo stored their worn-out, torn, or otherwise unusable manuscript fragments — everything from biblical texts to business ledgers, Talmudic commentaries to children’s writing exercises — in the geniza, or storage room. During the nineteenth century, the archive was excavated by British academics … Read more “Uncovering the Secrets of the Egyptian Geniza With Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other, Project Profile

CitSciCon to Spotlight NASA Citizen Scientists: Submit your one-minute video by May 12 for consideration

Calling all citizen scientists! Join us for the first ever CitSciCon on May 21-22, 2021. This free series of open-door, online events, hosted by the Citizen Science Association and SciStarter, celebrates NASA’s nearly two dozen citizen science projects, scientists, and citizen scientists (you!). Have you participated in a NASA citizen science project for at least … Read more “CitSciCon to Spotlight NASA Citizen Scientists: Submit your one-minute video by May 12 for consideration”

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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

How Citizen Scientists Can Work Toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals, or simply SDGs, have been an important focus for governments and non-profit organizations around the world ever since the United Nations introduced them in 2015. The 17 unique goals represent some of the most pressing needs facing our global society today, and create a common target to work towards. Many citizen science … Read more “How Citizen Scientists Can Work Toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

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It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events

We’ve got more than 100 events scheduled for Citizen Science Month, with something every day in April. Hear straight from researchers about the biggest problems citizen scientists are solving, get introduced to new projects and let your kids spend Saturday morning with Disney+ science stars. We’re turning curiosity into real-life impact all month long. Come see … Read more “It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events”

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Citizen Science is for Lovers

Like a tardigrade, our love for citizen science will never die. Help unravel mysteries of the heart, mind and universe with citizen science this Valentine’s Day. XOXO, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Most People Aren’t Climate Scientists, But We Should Talk About Climate Change Anyway. Here’s How We Did It in North Carolina.

Do you find it hard to talk about climate change? You’re not alone. Surveys indicate that 72% of Americans report that they believe in climate change, but only 35% are talking about it regularly. Climate change is a challenging topic – reports of devastating wildfires, hurricanes and other events have increased in frequency, and discussing … Read more “Most People Aren’t Climate Scientists, But We Should Talk About Climate Change Anyway. Here’s How We Did It in North Carolina.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Nature & Outdoors

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Model for Staying Virtually Connected to Citizen Science

Innovating and finding ways to stay connected to members has been a challenge for almost every organization during 2020. The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Council (GSSEF) were able to connect virtually through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey on SciStarter during the summer of 2020. This effort allowed the Council to safely reach … Read more “Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Model for Staying Virtually Connected to Citizen Science”

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