Miss Louisiana Earth Invites You Volunteer Online & Map Where Vital Wetlands Are Being Lost

Anyone, anywhere, at any time can turn their curiosity about nature into real-world impact by volunteering online with citizen science. Caroline Nickerson, Miss Louisiana Earth, is hosting an online challenge with SciStarter, Cartoscope, Healthy Gulf and Northeastern University for the general public from August 1 – August 14 to volunteer online and map land loss. … Read more “Miss Louisiana Earth Invites You Volunteer Online & Map Where Vital Wetlands Are Being Lost”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Environment

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Lessons From Citizen Science During the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down in the spring of 2020, teachers, librarians, camp counsellors, park rangers and more found themselves scrambling to adapt. Although the virus drastically altered plans, the learning didn’t necessarily stop thanks to the tireless efforts of educators of all kinds.  In many cases, teachers and others found themselves … Read more “Lessons From Citizen Science During the Pandemic”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Nature & Outdoors

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Celebrate National Moth Week July 17-25

SciStarter is partnering with National Moth Week (available in 50+ countries)! July 17 through 25, people of all ages are gathering to explore and learn about the wonderful world of moths. There are over 1,000(!) registered mothing events to choose from. Find one near you or sign up to host an event of your own! Finding moths is … Read more “Celebrate National Moth Week July 17-25”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects

Girl Scouts Citizen Science in Southwest Indiana

Through a community effort, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana got ready to become citizen scientists at six different sessions in two locations in the council April 24 and 25, 2021.  More than 80 girls in grades K-10 and their leaders worked to sharpen their scientific observation skills through a series of games, demonstrations and … Read more “Girl Scouts Citizen Science in Southwest Indiana”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts

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”

Categories: Citizen Science

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”

Categories: Citizen Science

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”

Categories: Citizen Science