Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!

We’re in the dog days of summer, and National Dog Day is August 26. You and your pup can celebrate by doing a little science together (that’s right!) … and help researchers in the process. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few canine-related projects you can do, no pets required. Want a … Read more “Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!”

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

With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs

Huskies are independent, terriers are protective, retrievers are playful, greyhounds are aloof — every dog breed has its stereotype. But dog owners come to know that their own pup, be it a purebred poodle or a floppy-eared mutt, has its own unique personality. And with dozens of dog breeds and countless hybrids between them, the … Read more “With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science

SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo

Do you remember where you were on August 21, 2017? Chances are you were one of the 215 million American adults who viewed the solar eclipse directly or electronically! A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.  There are TWO upcoming solar eclipses: one on October 14, 2023 and … Read more “SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo”

Categories: About Us, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Events, Other

5 ways to help combat pollutants to protect Earth

Pollution. It’s a pervasive problem that impacts all living things on Earth negatively. Here are five ways you can help combat pollutants and protect Earth’s natural resources. By reducing pollution and cleaning up our environment, we can all assist scientists in preserving our biosphere. Your participation matters! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects

5 ways you can aid environmental research with your camera

Did you know? Your camera (or smartphone) is a fantastic tool you can use to help scientists better understand the world and answer big questions affecting us and our planet. Next time you’re taking a walk, visiting a local park, heading out on an outdoor adventure or even just exploring your own basement, you can … Read more “5 ways you can aid environmental research with your camera”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors

C*Sci 2023 – Reports From the Field!

Introduction Hundreds of delegates from around the world converged at Arizona State University (ASU) for the Citizen Science Association’s C*Sci 2023 conference, May 22-26, 2023 to exchange knowledge and help shape and advance opportunities to engage the public in scientific research. Summarizing a week of action-packed days in a single blog post won’t convey the … Read more “C*Sci 2023 – Reports From the Field!”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Alzheimers, Amphibians, Animals, API, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, CitSci Research, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Events, Featured Projects, Insects, libraries, Library, Ocean & Water, Science Policy, Science Practices, Staff Spotlight, University, Use of Citizen Science data, Workshops

Citizen Science Kits: A New Way to Learn, Discover and Contribute at Your Local Library

SciStarter and Arizona State University partner with a growing number of libraries across the country to offer free kits you can check out. Kits contain local field guides, intergenerational activities, and easy-to-use tools so you can participate in science that needs your help. Click here to see if your local library offers the kits. If … Read more “Citizen Science Kits: A New Way to Learn, Discover and Contribute at Your Local Library”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Citizen Science, libraries, Library, Tools

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Life-Changing Citizen Science

Have you ever considered exploring strange new worlds? Maybe seeking out new life and new civilizations? And then abandoned the idea because you’re too young or too old to seriously consider going boldly where no one has gone before? Well, these are completely achievable goals and they don’t require working your way through Star Fleet … Read more “Life-Changing Citizen Science”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Other, podcast

We Used AI to Generate Messages for Citizen Scientists

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception. Advancements in technology have paved the way for sophisticated algorithms and deep learning models that are capable of performing tasks that were once deemed impossible. AI has the ability to paint you a picture of a puppy watching a sunset, help write an introduction … Read more “We Used AI to Generate Messages for Citizen Scientists”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Other, podcast, Use of Citizen Science data

How to make the most of

SciStarter provides free resources for all of our members, from customized Dashboards for citizen scientists to custom insights for project leaders. We highlight five popular resources here – for volunteers, project leaders, researchers and facilitators (including educators and librarians). And don’t forget our partner Science Near Me, which makes it easy to find science opportunities … Read more “How to make the most of”

Categories: About Us, Affiliate Tools, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Library, Tools