Your Science Adventure(s) at Your Library

Themes, projects, and resources to support citizen science in your Summer Reading Program. Our partners at the Collaborative Summer Library Program have determined Adventure Begins at Your Library™ as this year’s summer reading theme! Check out how citizen science and STEM programming can support your summer reading programming for children, teens, and adults.  Engaging in … Read more “Your Science Adventure(s) at Your Library”

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Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)

Since 2017, SciStarter and Arizona State University and their collaborators including the National Girls Collaborative Project, STAR Net, and Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, have been supporting SciStarter’s growing network of libraries and library users to engage in … Read more “Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)”

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Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species

Burmese pythons! Northern Giant Hornets! Fig-Leaf Buttercups! Okay, not all invasive species sound frightening. But all of them destabilize ecosystems, threaten native species, and/or spread pathogens. That’s why, in honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, we are sharing ways that you can join researchers identifying, monitoring and controlling the most destructive exotic species. Controlling invasive plants Invasive … Read more “Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species”

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SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo

Do you remember where you were on August 21, 2017? Chances are you were one of the 215 million American adults who viewed the solar eclipse directly or electronically! A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.  There are TWO upcoming solar eclipses: one on October 14, 2023 and … Read more “SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo”

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Help NASA With Space- and Earth-Based Research!

How can you just sit there, reading this blog post and sipping on your coffee/tea/kombucha/pinot noir/Liquid Death when NASA needs your help with 36 different research projects? And not just pretend missions, designed to get you excited about space or teach you something. These are actual research missions to search for extraterrestrial life inhabiting distant … Read more “Help NASA With Space- and Earth-Based Research!”

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Avoid the “summer slide” with these cerebral activities for all ages.

Research indicates that over summer break, students can experience a “summer slide” that sets their learning back. One easy way to help prevent this is to keep the learning going during summer with fun projects and experiences. SciStarter makes it easy for learners of all ages to find activities that match interests, availability and more! … Read more “Avoid the “summer slide” with these cerebral activities for all ages.”

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Life-Changing Citizen Science

Have you ever considered exploring strange new worlds? Maybe seeking out new life and new civilizations? And then abandoned the idea because you’re too young or too old to seriously consider going boldly where no one has gone before? Well, these are completely achievable goals and they don’t require working your way through Star Fleet … Read more “Life-Changing Citizen Science”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Other, podcast

We Used AI to Generate Messages for Citizen Scientists

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception. Advancements in technology have paved the way for sophisticated algorithms and deep learning models that are capable of performing tasks that were once deemed impossible. AI has the ability to paint you a picture of a puppy watching a sunset, help write an introduction … Read more “We Used AI to Generate Messages for Citizen Scientists”

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Frogs and Salamanders Need Your Help

Each spring, billions of amphibians, just like millions of college students, decide that it would be a good time for frenetic, uninhibited and potentially dangerous sexual escapades. They emerge from their forest burrows/dorms and, in an effort to overwhelm potential predators and/or parents/local law enforcement, they travel en masse to predetermined locations and go wild. … Read more “Frogs and Salamanders Need Your Help”

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Customized Project Recommendations on SciStarter

This is an update to a research project led by the AI and Data Science Lab of Kobi Gal at Ben-Gurion University.  Many researchers rely on SciStarter to support their research. Find examples here. In 2019,  the AI and Data Science Lab of Kobi Gal at Ben-Gurion University began a research collaboration with SciStarter to … Read more “Customized Project Recommendations on SciStarter”

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