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Citizen Science 101
By Anna Funk, Mar 08, 2022
Citizen science empowers people of all backgrounds, ages and education levels to participate in real science research happening around the world. And it’s easy to get started! There are lots of fun ways you can get involved.
In case you’re not sure where to start, we’ve compiled a few resources that will give you an introduction to both citizen science and SciStarter, as well as further training.
Already a veteran citizen scientist? Forward this email to someone you know that might want to get involved! There’s no better time to get into citizen science than today, especially with Citizen Science Month 2022 coming up this April!
Want a more structured way to get started in citizen science? We’ve got you covered. Check out our easy training module, Foundations of Citizen Science.
This free, informal, online interactive module is available in English and Spanish. The module will walk you through the basics of citizen science and show you how to participate in projects. It’s a great way make sure you know how to make the most of SciStarter.
Want to learn more? Check out The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference by SciStarter founder Darlene Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman and Caren Cooper.
Learn how monitoring the night sky, mapping trees, photographing dragonflies and identifying mushrooms can help save the world.
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!