Help scientists track extreme weather this week!

Tropical storms loom large over different parts of the globe, while extreme heat and droughts wreak havoc on other areas. Flash floods and landslides plague parts of India, as dust storms make it difficult to drive and breathe in the southwestern United States. Extreme weather. We may feel powerless, but there are ways we can … Read more “Help scientists track extreme weather this week!”

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

GLOBE Observer

NASA GLOBE Observer Needs Your Help Reporting Dust Storms

NASA GLOBE Observer needs your help recruiting volunteer citizen scientists to report dust storms. Scientists want these data so they can improve forecasts of dust storms and send early warnings to the public. How can you help? Tell people in your community that if they see a dust storm, please report it using the GLOBE … Read more “NASA GLOBE Observer Needs Your Help Reporting Dust Storms”

Categories: Apps, Climate & Weather, Environment

beat extreme heat

Wicked Hot Boston: How can you help beat extreme heat?

How can you help beat extreme heat? Imagine a smoldering hot day in downtown Boston: temperatures have reached over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the sidewalks and streets are absorbing the strong heat from the sun and radiating it back into the air.  Days like this are becoming hotter and more frequent. This “silent storm” causes … Read more “Wicked Hot Boston: How can you help beat extreme heat?”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Environment, Events

Climate Watch Program

Help Audubon Protect Threatened Birds by Participating in the Climate Watch Program

Audubon’s Climate Watch Program needs volunteers to help it spot 12 birds threatened by climate change. Are you in? “Hope is the thing with feathers/ That perches in the soul,” Emily Dickinson wrote. Is there hope for our feathered friends in the era of climate change? Yes, but they need our help. More than 300 … Read more “Help Audubon Protect Threatened Birds by Participating in the Climate Watch Program”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, EarthSchool, Environment, Project Profile

Mosquito Habitat Mapper

Neighborhood Science with GLOBE Mission Mosquito

Spring is a great time to start using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper. Have you noticed any mosquitoes yet? Spring is upon us in the United States, and mosquitoes are already buzzing in many parts of the country. Below is a map that shows the approximate onset of the mosquito season throughout the contiguous … Read more “Neighborhood Science with GLOBE Mission Mosquito”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Day, Climate & Weather, EarthSchool, Environment, Insects, Project Profile

Science of Seasons

Nature’s Notebook: Investigating the Science of Seasons

Nature’s Notebook is a citizen science project focused on the signs of the seasons. Participants can track the changes in plants and animals in their own backyards. Observing phenology with Nature’s Notebook will teach you the science of the seasons. Photo credit: Brian F. Powell. How do you know when spring arrives? Is it when … Read more “Nature’s Notebook: Investigating the Science of Seasons”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Project Profile

Top 18 Projects of 2018

2018 was a great year for Citizen Science! More than 3,000 projects and events are now registered on SciStarter. There’s something for everyone, everywhere. In this edition of the newsletter, we are honoring the Top 18 Projects of 2018: projects that our collective community shared, participated in, and loved. Cheers! The SciStarter Team GLOBE Observer: … Read more “Top 18 Projects of 2018”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Health, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Combating Climate Change: Advice from a Fellow of the Royal Society, England’s National Academy of Science, Which Launched on This Day in 1660

A collage of two images; on the left, the title page from the first Royal Society publication,  andon the right, the cover for its recent greenhouse gas removal report. England’s Royal Society, the national academy founded on November 28, 1660, is still churning out loads of scientific excellence. In this blog, a current fellow shares … Read more “Combating Climate Change: Advice from a Fellow of the Royal Society, England’s National Academy of Science, Which Launched on This Day in 1660”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, This Day in Science History

Citizen Science in the Classroom: ISeeChange

Image Source: Pixabay.com Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder is … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: ISeeChange”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Climate & Weather, EarthSchool, Ecology & Environment, Education, In the News, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards, SciStarter News

NASA Go Clouds

Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds

Source: NASA Go Clouds Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, EarthSchool, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Project Profile