Spot a Squirrel and Help Science

January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate by participating in one of these squirrel-centric projects. It sounds a little nutty, but researchers rely on your squirrel observations to advance research about these furry friends.  Find more projects on SciStarter to do now, or bookmark your favorites for later! Cheers! The SciStarter Team Photo: USFWS Project … Read more “Spot a Squirrel and Help Science”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Newsletter

12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science (seriously!)

The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together another edition of our annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. ANNNNNNNND…as our gift to you, we’ve made it possible for you to track your citizen science contributions and interests in one place! Check out the beta version of SciStarter 2.0. … Read more “12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science (seriously!)”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Newsletter

Winter Birding- Seasonal Citizen Science for Everyone!

Citizen scientists have been studying birds for over 100 years, and some of the most popular projects involve observing birds throughout the winter.  Below, we highlight five projects that study birds during the winter.  Whether you want to watch birds while outdoors or from the comfort of your home, we have a project for you! … Read more “Winter Birding- Seasonal Citizen Science for Everyone!”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Newsletter

Projects We Are Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches, the SciStarter team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advancing so many fields of research this year. Below, the newsletter team shares projects we’re especially grateful for this year. And from SciStarter’s developers: Daniel Arbuckle: Einstein @Home Jonathan Brier: Personal Genome Project Steve Gano: Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force, San … Read more “Projects We Are Thankful For”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

If you sleep or age, you can do these projects!

Citizen Science about you. Contribute to research on sleeping, aging, and even your fidgeting habits. Something for everyone.  Below, we highlight five fun projects that contribute to our understanding of the human race.  Find more with the SciStarter Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Celebrate Halloween with SciStarter

Are you looking for something to make you shudder this Halloween? You can skip the scary movies and the frightening costumes. We’ve got projects that are creepy, slimy, scary, and above all else fun!  Below, we’ve highlighted five spooky projects to help you celebrate Halloween. Find more with the Scistarter Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter … Read more “Celebrate Halloween with SciStarter”

Categories: Bats, Citizen Science, Newsletter

Make Some Noise for Citizen Science!

Listen Up! Scientists need your help with a variety of audio-based research projects. Monitor noise levels near you; record sparrows’ songs to discover variations; track killer whales through audio recordings; and more!  Below, our editors highlight four citizen science projects focused on sounds.  Find more with the SciStarter Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

What’s in YOUR Water?

Water: We can’t live without it. Photo: USFWS Water is one of our most precious natural resources, so it’s not surprising that there are hundreds of scientists in need of your help to keep an eye on rivers, streams, lakes, oceans, and taps.  Below, our editors highlight five water monitoring projects. You can find hundreds … Read more “What’s in YOUR Water?”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Back to School with Citizen Science!

As students head back to school, more and more teachers are using citizen science in their classrooms to give students authentic science experiences. Below, our editors highlight some of the many excellent citizen science projects that work well in classrooms. You can find even more with the SciStarter Global Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Newsletter