Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Thank you, SciStarter citizen scientists! Thanks to nearly 100,000 registered SciStarter users and many other visitors in 2020 alone, we collectively helped scientists accelerate research about COVID-19, monitor light pollution and climate change, catalogue biodiversity all around … Read more “Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events, Featured Projects, Newsletter, NNLM

Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series in January, February and March to help you get started in one of three citizen science projects that advance real world research. Then, share your experiences with the … Read more “Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!”

Categories: Events, Library, NNLM

“Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10

Guest post by Adam Bowen (@ldkwthiam) Citizen science is a wonderful way for the public to get involved in the scientific process. In many ways, citizen science is the best chance for non-academics to enter into the world of science. Yet, there are barriers to broad appeal. While there are some projects in which hundreds … Read more ““Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10″

Categories: Events, In the News

Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3

Guest post by Sebastian Zarate The biodiversity in Paracas National Reserve (La Republica 2020) is tremendous: Approximately 216 species of birds, 36 of mammals, 10 of reptiles, and 168 of fish. A consortium of Spanish and Brazilian firms called Terminal Portuario Paracas (TPP) want to transport and export cooper and zinc concentrates through the Port … Read more “Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3”

Categories: Events, In the News

Think Global, Recognize Local: Twitter Chat on Friday, October 23 about “Invisible” Citizen Science

Citizen science is nearly everywhere you look. One place you can look — SciStarter — helps millions of people worldwide discover thousands of citizen science projects, events and tools through its searchable database. Though large-scale projects like iNaturalist or projects hosted on Zooniverse may appear more frequently on the national and global stage, local and … Read more “Think Global, Recognize Local: Twitter Chat on Friday, October 23 about “Invisible” Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events

SciStarter Halloween Special

Just in time for Halloween, here are our picks for citizen science projects that will help ward off primal fears, conspiracy theories and creature phobias. The cure for fear is knowledge, so let science light the way! … Read more

Categories: Events, Newsletter

Signs of Fall with Nature’s Notebook

Welcome Fall with Nature’s Notebook and the Timberland Regional Library in Washington State for an event focused on documenting signs of seasonal change. Nature’s Notebook is a citizen science project that studies phenology, the study of seasons. Changes in phenological events, like flowering and animal migration, are among the most sensitive biological responses to climate … Read more “Signs of Fall with Nature’s Notebook”

Categories: Environment, Events, libraries

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fall Event Series

The Network of the National of Library of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program have expanded a partnership with SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. A new, four-part public series … Read more “Citizen Science & Libraries: Fall Event Series”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, libraries, NNLM

NC State Citizen Science Campus: 2020 Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium

On September 12, the NC State Citizen Science Campus hosted the 2020 Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium. Learn more about the NC State Citizen Science Campus. The event explored questions such as: can citizen science improve higher education? Can higher education improve citizen science? What roles can community colleges, private colleges, land-grant universities, historically … Read more “NC State Citizen Science Campus: 2020 Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium”

Categories: CitSci Research, Events

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science

The summer series “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science,” presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter.org, helped keep students, adults, and families engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. All events were online and open to all. Watch the recordings! Register for Events The National Network of … Read more “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science”

Categories: book, Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM