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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!
The SciStarter Team
Take dad’s DIY skills to a whole new level by sending him instructions on how he can build his own air quality monitor.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
New on the blogs:
The Science of Making a Wild Sourdough Starter, via Discover Magazine
Book Review: Never Home Alone, via Science Connected
The Government is Scaling Back Water Quality Protections. These Surfers are Picking up the Slack, via SciStarter