Citizen Science Day falls on Saturday, April 13, and we are encouraging you to celebrate by doing citizen science!
There are so many ways to engage.
The featured activity this year is the Stall Catchers Megathon, a gamified, inter-generational way to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library. If you want to organize or join a meet-up, or if you just want information to participate in citizen science projects at home, SciStarter.org/Citizen-Science-Day has materials relevant to you.
Librarians: Check out the recordings of free citizen science in libraries webinars featured at the close of the newsletter. Then register your library if you’d like to get involved in Citizen Science Day 2019 and visit SciStarter.org/Citizen-Science-Day to access resources made for librarians, including bookmarks, interactive posters, a comprehensive Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science, and more.
The SciStarter Team
Stall Catchers is a game for people of all ages to help advance Alzheimer’s research through identifying stalled or flowing blood vessels in videos of mice brains. These annotations advance the work of researchers at Cornell. Stall Catchers is the featured activity of Citizen Science Day, and you can find resources and a sign-up form at Megathon.us to organize or join a meet-up at a local library or institution.
Organizing an event? You can use the SciStarter People Finder to message individuals in your area and tell them about your Citizen Science Day event.
Whether you’re a librarian, someone who works at a cultural institution, a potential volunteer, or just an individual interested in Citizen Science Day, you’re welcome on our open, weekly calls! These are our Citizen Science Day “office hours.” Calls are offered offered each Wednesday at 4 PM EST via Zoom or phone (646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 272 718 633). Email CarolineN@SciStarter.com with any questions or to indicate your interest.
FAQ, timelines, agendas, and contact information can be found in this shared Google Folder: http://bit.ly/2UoorYB
If you visit SciStarter.org/Citizen- Science-Day, you’ll find the Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science, bookmarks, promotional and interactive posters, fliers, and more.
Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!