Weeding: It’s Not Just for Gardeners

By Kayla Keyes, Mote Marine Laboratory Recent news about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been grim: the most recent aerial survey of the reef identified a stretch of bleached coral over 900 miles (1500 km) long, and scientists have declared the reef to be in a terminal stage. Studies have shown that losing the Great … Read more “Weeding: It’s Not Just for Gardeners”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Ocean & Water, Project Profile

Look down, look all around during the total solar eclipse

On August 21st, millions of people across the U.S. will have the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. But we won’t be the only ones taking notice—there is a good chance animals, and even some plants, will be affected by the event, too. It is not as farfetched as you might think. Many animals … Read more “Look down, look all around during the total solar eclipse”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Project Profile

Love Monarchs? Participate in the Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!

By Cora Lund Preston, Communication Specialist for Monarch Joint Venture The Monarch Monitoring Blitz has begun! Grab your hats, sunscreen and clipboards and join fellow citizen scientists for some fresh air and an international monarch monitoring blitz from July 29-August 5th! With enough reports, your information will provide a snapshot that helps scientists understand the range … Read more “Love Monarchs? Participate in the Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Events, Project Profile

Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks

This week is Shark Week so we wanted to celebrate by returning to three posts written about Sevengill Sharks and ways you can support their conservation through the Sevengill Sharks Tracking Project.  The first post (seen below) was published in 2013 with others following in 2015 and 2016.  Not really into carnivorous fish? Check out … Read more “Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

Citizen Scientists Diving to Study The Mystery of Manta Rays

This post is part of our Divers’ series. We encourage readers to continue the conversation by adding their own comments, question or concerns on our Facebook page. You’ll find links to other posts at the end of this story.  Two years ago I rang in the New Year by scuba diving with giant manta rays off … Read more “Citizen Scientists Diving to Study The Mystery of Manta Rays”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ocean & Water, Project Profile

Capturing the Total Solar Eclipse, One Photo at a Time

By: Alexei V. Filippenko and Hugh Hudson On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will trace a shadow over a narrow band of the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.  And if you own a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera*, you can become a part of scientific history by joining hundreds of other photographers … Read more “Capturing the Total Solar Eclipse, One Photo at a Time”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Project Profile

Participate in Citizen Science to Celebrate World Oceans Day

This article was originally posted on August 21, 2013 but we thought this project provided a great way to celebrate World Oceans Day even if you can’t make it to the beach! Calling all citizen scientists! It doesn’t matter where you are. You can still be an ‘honorary’ diver to help with this project. The … Read more “Participate in Citizen Science to Celebrate World Oceans Day”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Ocean & Water, Project Profile

Read, Participate, Discover, Repeat

Today is National Repeat Day and what better way to celebrate than to publish an older post? A recent article in Astrophysical Journal Letters has shown that citizen scientists have just discovered the first brown dwarf through the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project just four weeks after the project launched back in February.  Now, isn’t that worth repeating? … Read more “Read, Participate, Discover, Repeat”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile