Much Ado About Mothing

Moths aren’t just butterflies’ homely cousins. They’re amazing, not only for their beauty, but for their incredible diversity (160,000 species!) and ingenious adaptations. With National Moth Week coming up, it’s the perfect time to get to know these extraordinary creatures. Also in this blog: upcoming events, activities for garden lovers, citizen science kits you can … Read more “Much Ado About Mothing”

Categories: Events, Featured Projects, libraries, Library, Newsletter, Other

Soaring North: Monitoring and Protecting Migrating Song and Shore Birds

Shorebirds fly thousands of miles each year along ancient and largely unknown migratory routes called flyways. But their populations are crashing amidst climate change and urban development. Global Big Day, on May 11, is your opportunity to get involved during this momentous global migration and help scientists understand how bird populations are changing. Participate in … Read more “Soaring North: Monitoring and Protecting Migrating Song and Shore Birds”

Categories: Events, Newsletter

Photo of an old metal sign along a trail reading "Halfway Point."

Highlights of Upcoming Week 3 of Citizen Science Month

Next week, we celebrate the halfway point of Citizen Science Month! Join us for a 12- hour nonstop Palooza of Zooniverse Projects! Pick your favorite project and hop online with a SciStarter Team Member. The rest of the week, we count bats, chat with dolphins, observe the weather, and try a whole slew of projects supported … Read more “Highlights of Upcoming Week 3 of Citizen Science Month”

Categories: Calendar, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Global Citizen Science Month, Nature & Outdoors, Webinar

Volunteers worldwide mapped environmental problems. Here’s how you can join them

Our friends, the Unique Mappers Network of Nigeria, are hosting their State of the Map: Nigeria Conference from October 11-14. Consider attending in-person in Nigeria or online. We have published this post to celebrate their work! They contributed more to these projects than any other volunteer group. SciStarter is proud to support the conference as … Read more “Volunteers worldwide mapped environmental problems. Here’s how you can join them”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Environment, Events

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

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

Teachers Take on Citizen Science to Enhance Problem-Based Learning

Imagine a world in which students learn science and solve problems through contributing to real research with the help of a teacher’s guiding hand. In this world, students build confidence in collecting and identifying data, experience the scientific method through play, and participate in real research. Lucky for the students in Broward County Public Schools … Read more “Teachers Take on Citizen Science to Enhance Problem-Based Learning”

Categories: Education, Events

This was the ECSA Citizen Science Conference 2022 in Berlin

SciStarter revisits the ECSA conference

  Back in October, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) kicked off their conference about Citizen Science for Planetary Health, which took place at Museum für Naturkunde (among dino fossils!) and Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus (a century-old science and culture venue), in Berlin. With dozens of oral, interactive and poster sessions, and hundreds of participants from the citizen … Read more “SciStarter revisits the ECSA conference”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, CitSci Research, Events, Science Policy, Use of Citizen Science data

SciStarter LIVE! Science we can do together. Live webinar.

SciStarter LIVE

SciStarter LIVE is an informal web series, where we go LIVE and work through a citizen science project. You’ll have opportunities to hear from project leaders, get your questions answered, hang out with the SciStarter team and more. Just join us on Zoom or watch the live stream on SciStarter’s Facebook page. All events are recorded … Read more “SciStarter LIVE”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events, Featured Projects, Webinar, Workshops

Ben Franklin: Founding father, citizen scientist

Benjamin Franklin was always curious. He loved to explore the world around him — just like the citizen scientists of today! We’re celebrating Ben Franklin this month in honor of Citizen Science Month and the new two part Ken Burns documentary, Benjamin Franklin, out now on PBS. And on April 20 at 7 pm ET, … Read more “Ben Franklin: Founding father, citizen scientist”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Events, Webinar