CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved

Global Citizen Science Month celebrates and promotes all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related!

Thanks to support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are able to provide you with free digital resources, support, access to kits, and an event calendar to help you plan or promote your activities and/or bring citizen science to your communities.

Tomorrow (Friday) at 3 PM EST, join our CitSciMonth webinar for event organizers and researchers!

Hosted by the Citizen Science Association, this webinar will cover the brief history of this effort from its humble beginnings as Citizen Science Day to an international, month-long event; why this visibility benefits researchers and participants alike; how to get involved and make the most of this collaborative opportunity; and what the future of this event may hold.

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On January 11 and January 14, we’re hosting webinars to introduce people to citizen science!

Open to all, this webinar includes a brand new interactive module, created by the instructional designers at ASU. We’d love your thoughts on the module and slides, which will be included in a CitSciMonth Program in a Box for you to facilitate an introduction to citizen science for your communities.

Register for the January 11 webinar here and the January 14 webinar here.

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The weekly calls are open to everyone and are completely optional. Think of them as “office hours” where anyone planning activities leading up to and during Citizen Science Month can share ideas, get feedback, make connections, and leverage resources and support.

Our weekly calls are every Thursday at 8 AM ET, 11 AM ET, and 8 PM ET (New York Time). Find agendas and notes here.

Zoom link (online dial-in for the call):

Zoom phone dial-in and PIN (USA): +16465588656,,264491167# US

Link to find global dial-in and PIN:

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Already planning an event? Good for you! Be sure to add it here. Then, consider suggesting a themed day on the CitSciMonth calendar related to your event or program. It’s a great way to foster more connections!

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Follow us and we’ll follow you back! @CitSciMonth can now be found on Instagram and Twitter. Join our new Facebook group, too!

During the weekly calls, learn how you can “take over” or be featured on one of the accounts between January and April. #CitSciMonth

What’s that? You KNOW you want to takeover an account for a few days or a week? Great! The weeks are filling up fast, so email today.

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In each newsletter, we’ll feature a new event from you, our CitSciMonth community! Add your event to SciStarter for a chance to be featured.

This week, we’re featuring an event that isn’t in April, but if you’re there, you’ll hear the SciStarter team talk about CtiSciMonth…that’s right, the SciStarter team is at the Educational Games Expo in Washington, DC today! Not only will they discuss CitSciMonth, but they’ll also play citizen science games and discuss SciStarter Education, a program that brings citizen science to the K-12 and university classroom and campus. Register for the event below.

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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 citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Newsletter


About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson is a Senior Program Director at SciStarter where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine and SciStarter platforms. She spends her day helping educators, library staff, community leaders and volunteers from all walks of life do real science. Caroline is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University, where she was a Reilly Environmental Policy Scholar, and is a current PhD student at the University of Florida. She also works with the UF-VA Bioethics Unit, the Christensen Project, Florida Community Innovation and the Commission on Local Debates. She was the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess representing the state of Florida and the grand prize scholarship winner at Miss Earth USA 2021 as Miss Louisiana Earth.