Celebrate Halloween With Citizen Science Projects Featuring ZomBees and More!

Welcome to our annual (spooky) edition of the SciStarter Halloween blog! In the spirit of the season, we’re highlighting five projects that impart science with a healthy dose of frights and scares. But be bold, because your participation also brings critical new data to light and helps advance science everywhere. There’s nothing scary about that! … Read more “Celebrate Halloween With Citizen Science Projects Featuring ZomBees and More!”

Categories: Animals, Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Nature & Outdoors

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SciStarter LIVE!

We’re thrilled to announce a new weekly series: SciStarter LIVE! During these informal events, we’re going LIVE while we 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 … Read more “SciStarter LIVE!”

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

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5 Out-Of-This-World Citizen Science Opportunities

With the arrival of the solstice, the nights are at their shortest, but they’re also nice and warm for summer stargazing and space-related citizen science! Put your eyes to good use with these astronomy projects on SciStarter. You won’t need any special knowledge, or even special tools for most of them! Report night sky streaks from satellites overhead to … Read more “5 Out-Of-This-World Citizen Science Opportunities”

Categories: Featured Projects

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Exploring Earth with NOAA Citizen Science

This post is based on the latest episode of our podcast, Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can Do Together! In it, co-host Bob Hirshon and Caroline Nickerson discuss some of the inspiring citizen science work conducted under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Listen here: Citizen Science: Stories of Science … Read more “Exploring Earth with NOAA Citizen Science”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Ocean & Water, Other, podcast

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Help improve health around the world with these projects!

We’re sure sick of this pandemic, and we bet you are, too. Luckily, there’s a citizen science project for that: With Eterna, participants play a game that helps researchers study how mRNA works (which some COVID vaccines are made of). But COVID isn’t the only health issue you can tackle with citizen science. Projects let … Read more “Help improve health around the world with these projects!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Health, Newsletter

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Time to Start Writing Those Resolutions! Here’s Some Inspo

Whether you’re cramming to get your 2021 resolutions accomplished (there’s still time!) or looking forward to the new year, we’ve got you covered. Check out these five citizen science projects that will motivate you to eat better, get out and exercise, give something back and more! And don’t forget, now through December 31, complete any … Read more “Time to Start Writing Those Resolutions! Here’s Some Inspo”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Newsletter

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Score a Personalized SciStarter Explorer Certificate!

We sure love our SciStarter community and appreciate all you do for science. You deserve some credit for helping scientists answer important research questions! Now through December 31st, participate in any three projects featured on SciStarter.org/Affiliates and you’ll get a personalized, downloadable SciStarter Explorer certificate. We’ll add it to your online SciStarter Profile but you … Read more “Score a Personalized SciStarter Explorer Certificate!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Newsletter

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Six of Our Favorite New Citizen Science Projects

Every day, researchers who need your help add their projects to SciStarter, with topics spanning everything from canine cognition to space agriculture. We’re highlighting six of our favorite newly added projects — but don’t stop here! Use the Project Finder to search for the latest citizen science opportunities to save to your Dashboard. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Featured Projects

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