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”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts

New Year’s Resolutions from SciStarter

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? If you haven’t (or even if you have), let us suggest one for you: Experiment with citizen science projects! To help you out, here are five projects from SciStarter … Read more “New Year’s Resolutions from SciStarter”

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Watching plants with Project Budburst

Guest Post by Sarah Jones Learn more about Budburst on SciStarter. Link to https://scistarter.org/budburst Join Communities Across the World in Observing Plant Life Cycles – Any Plant, Any Place, Any Time! I haven’t always loved plants. I loved the animals that took shelter in branches, eating leaves and fruits. I loved the lake surrounded by trees … Read more “Watching plants with Project Budburst”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

National Academy of Sciences Report is a Guide to Making Citizen Science Work For Everyone

In 2018, the Committee on Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning gathered at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to draft the 184-page report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. (Darlene Cavalier, founder of SciStarter.org, was part of that committee.) The goal of the report “[was] to say something new … Read more “National Academy of Sciences Report is a Guide to Making Citizen Science Work For Everyone”

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Environmental Justice and Community-driven Research: Twitter Chat on November 13

Guest Post by Lynn Chesnut (@ramblynn1) Citizen science projects address a wide variety of research needs from bee conservation to light pollution. This type of citizen science typically involves volunteers collecting data for projects created by “expert” scientists, and volunteer involvement often ends there. But there’s another citizen science. A citizen science that involves volunteers … Read more “Environmental Justice and Community-driven Research: Twitter Chat on November 13”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Science Policy, Science Practices, Tools