Give Dad the Gift of Citizen Science

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This Father’s Day, why not shake things up and give the dad or father figure in your life the gift of a scientific adventure? SciStarter’s “Field Guide to Citizen Science” is a great place to start!

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Take dad’s DIY skills to a whole new level by sending him instructions on how he can build his own air quality monitor.

Location: Global

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Who knew ladybugs are beetles?

Entomologists from Cornell University need help finding rare ladybugs. It’s easy because they provide guides and a simple data entry form dad can use.

Location: North America

Image by PDPhotos from Pixabay

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MyCatch enlists fishing enthusiasts to share information about catches with biologists.

Now, when dad claims that the fish he caught and released was “this big!” he’ll have documentary evidence to support it.

Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay

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Watch this Q&A with the whole family to learn how you can track litter near you and fight plastics pollution with the Debris Tracker app.

Location: Global

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Tune in on Wednesday, June 17, at 12 PM ET to this free, online event to learn how citizen science data is being used to protect your local waterways.

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This new frame lets you share your love for citizen science AND help your Facebook friends easily find opportunities to get involved in thousands of projects.

Tag “@SciStarter” on Facebook and use the #CitSciMonth and #CitizenScience hashtags for a chance to win a free copy of The Field Guide to Citizen Science book.

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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!

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Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon, President, Springtail Media LLC Bob Hirshon heads up Springtail Media, specializing in science media and digital entertainment. He is Principle Investigator for the NSF-supported National Park Science Challenge, an augmented reality adventure that takes place in National Parks. Hirshon headed up the Kinetic City family of science projects, including the Peabody Award winning children’s radio drama Kinetic City Super Crew, McGraw-Hill book series and Codie Award winning website and education program. Hirshon can be heard on XM/Sirius Radio’s Kids Place Live as “Bob the Science Slob,” sharing science news and answering children’s questions.