Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019

It’s the New Year, and in addition to eating better, exercising regularly, and watching fewer videos of adorable talking porcupines (#STOPTHECUTENESS!), we at SciStarter resolve to make every human (all 7.5 billion of you, as well as your pets) a citizen scientist by the end of 2020…or by 2120 at the latest! In that spirit, … Read more “Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019”

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AI-Powered, Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter

Portions of this blog post are excerpted from the accompanying podcast episode and from notes shared between the SciStarter team and Kobi Gal’s research team. Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter With thousands of projects listed on SciStarter, a main challenge can be finding the right project, one that really suits your needs and your interests. … Read more “AI-Powered, Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter”

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Citizen Science Projects

Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis

Sara Futch, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, won Best Overall Poster at the Citizen Science Association Conference 2019 for her poster, “Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis.” Conference attendees selected Sara’s poster via in-person votes during the poster session. Here’s more from Sara about her research: “My name … Read more “Uncovering Connections across Citizen Science Projects: A Social Network Analysis”

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Go ahead. Try this at home.

There are so many ways to engage in Citizen Science Day on April 13. Participate in any SciStarter affiliate project to earn a personalized certificate. Start with the Stall Catchers Megathon, a gamified, online inter-generational game to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Join the virtual SciStarter Megathon team or organize or join an in-person Megathon meet-up. Find all you need on … Read more “Go ahead. Try this at home.”

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Registration for “Storytelling in Citizen Science” Workshop at the Citizen Science Association Conference

No matter who you are in the citizen science world – project coordinator, student, citizen science enthusiast – you can benefit from sharpening your writing and communication skills. Participants will emerge from this workshop with the first draft of an article that they can publish on SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network. This network includes the SciStarter, … Read more “Registration for “Storytelling in Citizen Science” Workshop at the Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Citizen Science in the Classroom: ISeeChange

Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder is featured! In the … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: ISeeChange”

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Team Member Spotlight: Caroline Nickerson

Want to get to know the people behind the curtain a little bit better? Tune in to our “team member spotlight” series! You’ll meet the people who make SciStarter work and learn what makes them tick. One thing we all have in common? A love for citizen science. This week, we’re featuring Caroline Nickerson. Caroline … Read more “Team Member Spotlight: Caroline Nickerson”

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The idea for the @52CitScientists account sprang from a conversation between Mar Dixon and Darlene Cavalier. Soon after, they enlisted Zsófi Szendrei to grow the account and make it a success. You can find @52CitScientists on Twitter and Instagram. Mar Dixon is a self-described “troublemaker for sectors who need a kick up the bum.” SciStarter has a unique … Read more “@52CitScientists”

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Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.

SciStarter is curating “How To” videos for citizen science. Many of the featured projects’ leaders recorded their own video on a smart phone! You can, too! Help people understand how to do your project by showing them a brief video tutorial. Here are tips to consider: Introduce yourself and what you do. Briefly describe the … Read more “Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.”

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