Citizen Science for Bat Fans!

Photo: USFWS Those Elusive Flying Mammals! Bats can be tricky to spot and observe but let’s try because they need our help.  As disease, habitat loss, and climate change decimate some bat populations, we can help scientists monitor and protect them. Below, our editors highlight five bat-related citizen projects from around the globe. Find more … Read more “Citizen Science for Bat Fans!”

Categories: Animals, Bats, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Methods Matter: Citizen Science Techniques For Exploring Our World

Citizen Science Techniques Each of the thousands of citizen science projects are unique, yet many rely on similar techniques and methods. Below, we highlight five that use some of the most popular methods including: the use of low cost, portable sensors; bioblitzes; bird banding; standardized surveys; and photography. Find more than 1,600 projects and events … Read more “Methods Matter: Citizen Science Techniques For Exploring Our World”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Newsletter

Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!

April is YOUR month, citizen scientists! This is National Volunteer Week so get involved in a research project in need of your help. Find your favorite project on and, now featuring SciStarter’s database of projects. Need another reason? Look no further thanSaturday, 4/16, Citizen Science Day! Events  are scheduled around the world. We bet there’s one near you. Still … Read more “Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!”

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

Spring, Citizen Science and some Irish luck!

Photo: CL Goforth Critter Tracking With spring weather upon us, many animals are on the move. Contribute your wildlife observations to advance scientific research. Learn how, below. Find projects from our pals in Ireland, Canada, the EU, and now, Australia through our brand new international partnership. Like citizen science, SciStarter is global. You can find more … Read more “Spring, Citizen Science and some Irish luck!”

Categories: Birds, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Words with (Citizen Science) Friends

Language is a critical component of our lives so our editors are excited to share their favorite “word” projects from the SciStarter Project Finder! Check out these top notch word projects in need of your help! Cheers! The SciStarter Team     Smithsonian Transcription Center The Smithsonian and the National Museum of Natural History need … Read more “Words with (Citizen Science) Friends”

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Genetics research projects in need of your help!

Citizen Science Genetics Projects Here are six citizen science projects in need of your help to explore life all around us. If you are interested in additional genetics themed citizen science, be sure to visit our storify of the January #CitSciChat which focused on citizen science and genetics! Cheers! The SciStarter Team     Genetics … Read more “Genetics research projects in need of your help!”

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Top Ten Citizen Science Projects of 2015

Celebrating the Best of 2015 As we start a brand new year, let’s take a few minutes to celebrate some accomplishments in the field of citizen science in 2015: Creation of professional citizen science organizations in Europe, Australia, and the US The first Citizen Science Association conference The White House’s Open Science and Innovation Forum … Read more “Top Ten Citizen Science Projects of 2015”

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