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Special project recommendations from our friends, the Science Cheerleaders!
Hi! I’m Science Cheerleader Jeannie. I’m super excited for the Super Bowl this year, because in addition to currently being a Registered Nurse, I was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader! Whether you’re rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs or the Bucs (like me) on Sunday, these are real-world science projects we can all bet on! Share pictures of you participating in these activities by tagging us on social media at @TheSciCheers and @SciStarter.
Your library may have telescopes you can borrow to gaze at the night sky! Either way, you can help scientists learn how artificial light near you impacts birds’ nesting habits and migrations, and human and animal sleep patterns.
This is a great team activity. Streams are an important water resource, and scientists need your help to monitor and protect local streams! Form or join a team, then follow the instructions to keep the water in your area sparkling.
Did you know that horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils? They’re super important for vaccines, too! This spring, you can help scientists study their population changes in Florida by counting breeding horseshoe crabs on the beach!
Become a volunteer reporter with the Beach Conditions Reporting System to help potential beachgoers learn about water surface temperature, wind speed and direction, surf type, wave height, crowds, debris, and even red tides. All hands on deck!
Take part in a Super Bowl Sunday tradition. Every year, iNaturalist asks users to submit their game-winning superb owl photos to their project. Will your shot win the title?
The Science Cheerleaders are professional cheerleaders who are also leaders in STEM fields. Find them cheering on the Chiefs and Buccaneers at this year’s Super Bowl, and check out their website for profiles, events and more.
April 2021 is Global Citizen Science Month, presented by SciStarter, the National Library of Medicine, Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association and many other partners.
Librarians, teachers, museum professionals, and project leaders: Find free resources and support to help plan and promote a Citizen Science Month event in April! Read our new welcome letter to get started.
March 15 through April 12
Calling all 50-year-olds and older! Learn about the basics of citizen science, engage in projects that need you and then build confidence in introducing citizen science to your friends, family and communities! Open to all over the age of 50, from anywhere. This weekly course is offered from March 15 through April 12 and is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University.
How One Million Volunteers Could One Day Revolutionize Medicine, via the SciStarter Blog
The Top Citizen Science Projects of 2020, via Discover Magazine
Making a Difference for Air Quality in Pakistan, via Science Connected
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!