Tuesday Trio: Roadkill, Spiders, and Water Monitoring

The Science for Citizens Project Finder is filled with hundreds of citizen science projects, and it’s growing larger every day thanks to submissions by project coordinators, volunteers, and other members of the Science for Citizens community. I’m highlighting a trio of recently added citizen science projects  to introduce you to a few new ways to … Read more “Tuesday Trio: Roadkill, Spiders, and Water Monitoring”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

EteRNA: Biology plus videogames equals cutting-edge science

What class of molecules dominated the primordial stages of evolution, and seems to function as an exquisite operating system for our cells? RNA — the single-stranded cousin of DNA. Scientists suspect that a better understanding of RNAs will allow us to more deeply understand healthy cells, and to design better treatments for those infected by … Read more “EteRNA: Biology plus videogames equals cutting-edge science”

Categories: Biology, Chemistry, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology

Top Member Blog Posts of 2010

Below, I’ve listed the top 5 Science For Citizens member blog posts according to the number of visits received. It’s easy to start your very own Sci4Ctis member blog. Start sharing your adventures with other citizen scientists! 5. Rent a Remote-Controlled Telescope! From Michael It’s pretty hard to be an amateur astronomer without your own … Read more “Top Member Blog Posts of 2010”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, In the News, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water, Science Education Standards

10 most visited Science for Citizens blog posts of 2010

Below, I’ve listed the top 10 Science for Citizen blog posts according to the number of visits. Thanks for joining our journey in our inaugural year. Wait until you hear what we’ve got cooking for 2011! Happy New Year from the Sci4Cits team! 10. The hummingbird versus Godzilla–on video! To fans of hummingbirds and “nature … Read more “10 most visited Science for Citizens blog posts of 2010”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Geology & Earth Sciences, In the News, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water, Science Education Standards

Join the Christmas Bird Count Near You

If Santa had time during his busy holiday schedule, there is no doubt he would join the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, an annual event that dates back to the year 1900! That’s right: a citizen science event 110 years in the making! From December 14 to January 5 each season, volunteers follow specified routes … Read more “Join the Christmas Bird Count Near You”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors

Singing along to science

Songs have helped me remember a lot of academic information – from learning all 50 states* in alphabetic order when I was in elementary school to figuring out which French verbs take “être” (to be) in the past tense by humming  “Heigh Ho” from the musical Snow White. My science classes got in on the … Read more “Singing along to science”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, Chemistry, Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself, Physics, Science Education Standards

“It’s like CSI for animals!”

Yet another reason to visit to Seattle (one of these days!). The Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center,  a partnership between the National Audubon Society and the City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation, invites citizen scientists to help track the DNA–and thereby the mating habits–of Bald Eagles. Putting it bluntly, the scientists want … Read more ““It’s like CSI for animals!””

Categories: Biology, Birds, Citizen Science

Loony days and weed watching in Glacier National Park

High in the mountains of Montana’s Glacier National Park, rangers need the help of citizen scientists like you to keep an eye on local flora and fauna. As a trained volunteer, you can help survey the loon population at many of the park’s stunning alpine lakes. As you hike, keep an ear out for the … Read more “Loony days and weed watching in Glacier National Park”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Look and listen to the cosmos to help space scientists

For those of you sleepless people who want to learn a bit about stars and help scientists at the same time, consider joining the Great World Wide Star Count taking place from October 29 through November 12, 2010. In order to participate, download the star count’s activity guide to determine which constellation you should observe. … Read more “Look and listen to the cosmos to help space scientists”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather