Earth Day is April 22, 2019 so take a moment to celebrate our environment and learn more about the biodiversity around us. The first Earth Day was in 1970, and was started to bring attention to environmental protection and preservation.
We’ve selected a few projects related to environmental protection and a global event to participate in, the City Nature Challenge, to encourage focusing on the details and appreciating local biodiversity by taking pictures with the iNaturalist app!
Have a wonderful Earth Day!
The SciStarter Team
Microplastics and plastic pollution pose a significant threat to human health and marine ecosystems. Conduct microplastic surveys on rivers, lakes and coastlines to evaluate the scale and distribution of microplastics around the world.
Brought to us by NASA and the GLOBE program is their newest project all about trees and the carbon cycle. Observe trees using your mobile device to take tree height measurements and circumferences to see how changes in biomass impact the carbon cycle.
Where else can you enjoy nature, observe streams in your town, and snap a selfie for science? Stream Selfie helps map streams across the United States to establish good locations for water testing.
Location: United States
How does climate and weather affect your surroundings? Recording your local environmental flooding and heat observations helps NASA track climate change.
SciStarter team member Lea Shell joined Science Cheerleaders Hilary, Theresa and Patriots cheerleaders, Michaela and Jenna, at the Cambridge Science Festival last Saturday. Science Cheerleaders are current and former pro and collegiate cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers. The “Draw a Scientist” activity they facilitated with kids helped smash stereotypes of what a scientist can look like.
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!