Check Out Citizen Science Month Events from PBS, Science Friday and More!

Citizen Science MonthCitizen Science Month is almost here! Thanks to support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, you’ll find free, fun events across the country on SciStarter’s events page.

We’ve highlighted a few free, live, online events to get you started. See you next week!


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Citizen Science 101
Credit: Amy Baugess/Unsplash

Whether you’re new to citizen science, or hoping to sharpen your skills, you probably have some questions.

Well, this live, online event is for you! We’ll review the basics of citizen science, get you started on a few projects and answer any questions you have.

Date: 4/1
Location: Online

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My Garden of A Thousand Bees
Credit: HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

Learn more about the #PlantWildflowers campaign and how you can protect pollinators near you!

We’ll watch the new PBS film My Garden of a Thousand Bees and discuss citizen science projects like the Great Sunflower Project that focus on pollinator health in communities around the country.

Date: 4/12
Location: Online

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Citizen Science for the Stars!
Credit: NASA GLOBE at Night

Join SciStarter, NASA’s Night Sky Network and Astronomy Magazine to learn about citizen science projects like Planet Hunters TESS and others that help NASA scientists gather data on the universe.

We’ll hear from the NASA scientists who rely on volunteers like you and sample some of their projects.

Date: 4/13
Location: Online

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Ben Franklin
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Benjamin Franklin was a citizen scientist who crowdsourced his curiosity about the natural world to help answer questions about the Gulf Stream, the distance between planets and more.

In celebration of the upcoming Ken Burns PBS documentary BEN FRANKLIN, we’re partnering with PBS Books, PBS NewsHour, and the Student Reporting Labs to highlight ways Franklin and modern day citizen scientists are advancing important research.

Date: 4/20
Location: Online

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Looking for a chance to show off your citizen science knowledge? Look no further than Science Friday’s Virtual Trivia Night!

April will feature a special citizen science-themed trivia night from SciFri, with plenty of opportunities for prizes and glory. Join in and see if you can make it onto the leaderboard!

Date: 4/22
Location: Online

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April 2022 is Global Citizen Science Month, presented by SciStarter, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association and many other partners.

Keep checking to find new events and projects waiting for you!

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Burst out of your winter hibernation and into some exciting springtime citizen science with this special episode to get us ready for Citizen Science Month. Learn about new kits you and your family can borrow from your local library.

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Celebrate Citizen Science Month all year long, share your love for the science we can all do together and support the Citizen Science Association by ordering this cool T-shirt!

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New on the blogs:

Inspire Your Community to Protect Local Pollinators via the SciStarter Blog

Sourdough for Science: How YOU Can Create a Tiny World in a Jar via the SciStarter Blog

Citizen Science 101 via the SciStarter Blog

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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SciStarter Team

SciStarter Team

SciStarter connects you to thousands of searchable citizen science projects in need of your help. Use the Project 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 to find Affiliate projects eligible for credit in your dashboard). Together, we can move the world forward!