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Four People, Four Different Paths Into Citizen Science

This post is based on the latest episode of our podcast, Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can Do Together! In it, host Bob Hirshon chatted with four citizen scientists about how they got their start in the community and how they share citizen science with others. Listen to our podcast here: Citizen Science: Stories … Read more “Four People, Four Different Paths Into Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, podcast

Girl Scouts Citizen Science in Southwest Indiana

Through a community effort, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana got ready to become citizen scientists at six different sessions in two locations in the council April 24 and 25, 2021.  More than 80 girls in grades K-10 and their leaders worked to sharpen their scientific observation skills through a series of games, demonstrations and … Read more “Girl Scouts Citizen Science in Southwest Indiana”

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Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Model for Staying Virtually Connected to Citizen Science

Innovating and finding ways to stay connected to members has been a challenge for almost every organization during 2020. The Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Council (GSSEF) were able to connect virtually through the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey on SciStarter during the summer of 2020. This effort allowed the Council to safely reach … Read more “Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Model for Staying Virtually Connected to Citizen Science”

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Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!

Image Credit: Pixabay This fall, students everywhere were treated to a citizen science virtual field trip organized by Discovery Education and the Girl Scouts of the USA. “Unleash Your Inner Scientist,” the title of virtual field trip,  featured SciStarter’s Founder, Darlene Cavalier, and was filmed on location at the 92-acre STEM Center of Excellence in … Read more “Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Events, Girl Scouts

Celebrate summer with citizen science!

Search for the Rusty Patched bee, track flood impacts, or use your surfboard as a water quality sensor. Planning a trip to the beach, a park, or a campsite? Here are six ways to contribute to real science while enjoying the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Girl Scouts, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water

Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA

Philadelphia, Penn. – (October 10, 2017) –SciStarter and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are teaming up to encourage girls to pursue citizen science activities and exploration with new programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” series developed specifically to … Read more “Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, SciStarter News

Help Cornell Researchers Find the Lost Ladybugs

By: Megan Ray Nichols It’s always fun to have a ladybug land on your arm while outside — but these days, it’s more and more likely that any ladybugs landing on you or the plants in your garden are not native to North America. Over the past three decades, several ladybug species native to North … Read more “Help Cornell Researchers Find the Lost Ladybugs”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, Insects, Project Profile

A new, national “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Girl Scouts journey!

A new Think Like a Citizen Scientist Girl Scouts journey was released this morning in collaboration with SciStarter as part of the Girl Scouts of USA’s announcement that it is adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors. Girl Scouts can now earn badges through activities like programming robots, citizen … Read more “A new, national “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Girl Scouts journey!”

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Girl Scouts and Citizen Science at the Atlanta Science Festival

SciStarter and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will be at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo on March 25th to help collect important cloud data for NASA. You are invited to join us! Local Girl Scouts will show you how to help NASA ground-truth satellite data by identifying clouds, making observations, and adding your photos to the GLOBE.gov Observer … Read more “Girl Scouts and Citizen Science at the Atlanta Science Festival”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Girl Scouts, Science Cheerleaders