8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home

Around the world, millions of kids are headed back to school in a totally different way. Classes are online. Teachers talk to students in virtual classrooms. And parents are often left looking for new, hands-on science learning opportunities. We’ve got your back. Here are eight fun and easy science experiments that you can do at … Read more “8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily do at Home”

Categories: Education, Other

#BlackInNature: How Young Scientists are Pushing for Equality

Deja Perkins loved animals growing up. And by the time she left her native Chicago to attend Tuskegee University in Alabama, she wanted to become a veterinarian, often the only animal-related career introduced to people of color, she says. But it didn’t take long before Perkins realized she’d rather study animals in the natural world. … Read more “#BlackInNature: How Young Scientists are Pushing for Equality”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Other

The Science of Making a Wild Sourdough Starter

By now, you’ve  almost certainly heard the news: Homemade sourdough is the  greatest thing since, well, sliced bread.  Being stuck in quarantine gives many of us more time to do things around the house, like baking. And stores are short on household staples, including bread, so, sure, might as well give breadmaking a try. But why sourdough … Read more “The Science of Making a Wild Sourdough Starter”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Other

Kids at Home? Earth School Wants to Send Them on a Nature ‘Quest’

Today, over 1.5 billion children are unable to go to school. Beyond public health and the economy, coronavirus is disrupting how we engage and educate younger generations ⁠— and a group of global environmental education experts have started a program to help. TED Education, The United Nations Environmental Programme and many other partners launched Earth … Read more “Kids at Home? Earth School Wants to Send Them on a Nature ‘Quest’”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Other

To Fight Plastic Pollution, These Researchers Want Your Pictures of Beach Trash

Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major, on-going global crisis. Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Much of the plastic is dumped carelessly, on land or in rivers, and then carried or blown into the sea. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are already known … Read more “To Fight Plastic Pollution, These Researchers Want Your Pictures of Beach Trash”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Other

Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)

SciStarter (SciStarter.org)  is engaged in a large corporate employee volunteer program to introduce employees to citizen science through online and in-person events across the country and to train and engage them in a number of SciStarter affiliate projects (see SciStarter.org/API to learn more about affiliates). For this program, we are seeking local partners to collaborate with … Read more “Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, API, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science Month, Other

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. Video

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , this video introduces the National Academies of Sciences, engineering, and Medicine’s report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design (2018) that identifies ways citizen science projects can be designed to effectively support learning.

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Take Pictures of Your (Six-Legged) Roommates for Science

Modern Americans spend nearly 90% of their lives indoors. Yet despite all that time inside, we know remarkably little about the life that shares our indoor spaces. This spring, a team at North Carolina State University hopes to change that by asking students to document the creatures they find in their dorms, homes, and apartments … Read more “Take Pictures of Your (Six-Legged) Roommates for Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, EarthSchool, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Other, Project Profile, University

Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

Thursday, November 111:00 a.m. Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine for a webinar release of this new report from the Board on Science Education. SciStarter’s founder and Professor of Practice at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, Darlene Cavalier, is a co-author of this report. From … Read more “Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other

Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos

October 25, 2018 8:30am—10:30am Location Information ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center 1800 I St NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Free event however you must RSVP Public engagement with science is vital because it provides opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public. Engagement efforts connect the public with new knowledge and the people … Read more “Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Other