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Score a Personalized SciStarter Explorer Certificate!
By SciStarter Team, Nov 15, 2021
We sure love our SciStarter community and appreciate all you do for science. You deserve some credit for helping scientists answer important research questions!
Now through December 31st, participate in any three projects featured on SciStarter.org/Affiliates and you’ll get a personalized, downloadable SciStarter Explorer certificate. We’ll add it to your online SciStarter Profile but you can print and display it anytime at home, school or the office.
The featured, eligible projects are SciStarter Affiliates and your participation across these special, vetted projects are credited in your SciStarter Dashboard! Learn more about some of them, below.
Researchers can learn a surprising amount from just a photo! If you’re looking for an excuse to go for a walk, head for your local stream, snap a picture and upload it using Stream Selfie’s simple form on SciStarter. Scientists will use your image to learn about stream health all around the world!
How are you feeling? Epidemiologists from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital want to know! Fill out a super-short survey each week on whether you’ve been healthy or sick with the flu or flu-like illnesses. Researchers will use the data to track the real-time spread of disease across the U.S. and learn more about how these illnesses move.
The largest collection of medieval manuscripts in the world comes from the storeroom of a 1,000-year-old synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. Researchers are transcribing the documents and learning from them — and you can join them!
The tutorial will walk you through how you can help — no Hebrew or Arabic necessary. Log on from anywhere to help historians decipher the important fragments.
Invasive diseases and pests threaten the health of America’s forests. Scientists want to know why some individual trees survive, but they need to find healthy, resilient trees in the forest to study. That’s where you come in!
See an ash, hemlock, chestnut or white oak in the woods? Record its location with the free TreeSnap app. Scientists will use the data you collect to locate trees for research projects like studying the genetic diversity of tree species and building better tree breeding programs.
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!
SciStarter connects you to thousands of searchable citizen science projects in need of your help. Use the Project Finder (SciStarter.org/Finder) to find a project to match your location, interests, and age level. Your free SciStarter account will help you earn credit for participating in projects across apps and websites (use the advanced search option at SciStarter.org/Finder to find Affiliate projects eligible for credit in your dashboard). Together, we can move the world forward!