Let’s Do Some Doggone Science With Your Pup!

National Dog Day is August 26. In honor of your furry best friend, participate in these simple at-home projects to help researchers learn more about your pup! Don’t forget to use the Project Finder to search for exciting citizen science projects on any topic you can think of (yes, even cats). Cheers, The SciStarter Team

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Go nuts with these 5 squirrel-themed citizen science projects

Squirrels are fantastic creatures that live all over the world, including your backyard! These floofy-tailed creatures are more than adorable (and sometimes annoying) creatures — they’re actually perfect models to study evolution, species conservation and habitats (like woodpecker cavities). Your local squirrel observations are needed for research questions like these and more. Find out how … Read more “Go nuts with these 5 squirrel-themed citizen science projects”

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Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!

Researchers can accomplish amazing things with data from satellites — they can study clouds and climate, forests and land use change and even bird migrations. But with so much satellite data, it can be hard to match up measurements from the sky above with information from the ground. That’s why NASA launched GLOBE, the Global … Read more “Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!”

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Let's level up!

New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)

Announcing a series of new SciStarter resources made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine, the Gordan and Betty Moore Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arizona State University! Find a growing series of online training modules (with badges!) detailed below. More are on the way!   Then, expand your … Read more “New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)”

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Check Out Citizen Science Month Events from PBS, Science Friday and More!

Citizen Science Month is almost here! Thanks to support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, you’ll find free, fun events across the country on SciStarter’s events page.   We’ve highlighted a few free, live, online events to get you started. See you next week!   Cheers, The SciStarter Team  

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Spring citizen science projects

Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season

Buds are bursting. Birds are singing. Pollinators are on the move. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is almost here! In the spirit of renewal, let’s all rediscover the world around us by observing and reconnecting with the rhythms of nature. We’ve got projects that are perfect for doing in your neighborhood, at a nearby park … Read more “Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season”

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Citizen Science Is For Lovers

At SciStarter, we love when people come together to do citizen science and explore the world. And it’s even more fun when you’re with people you care about. Find five of our picks for projects to do with loved ones this Valentine’s Day —and the rest of the year too! XOXO, The SciStarter Team

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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!”

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