New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)

Let's level up!
Announcing a series of new SciStarter resources made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine, the Gordan and Betty Moore Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arizona State University! BulFind a growing series of online training modules (with badges!) detailed below. More are on the way!

 

Then, expand your breadth of science-related experiences with… drumroll, please… Science Near Me! With support from the National Science Foundation, SciStarter is partnering with many organizations around the country on an exciting new project to help you find all kinds of opportunities to participate in science near you! Log in with your SciStarter account to find Star Parties, Nerd Nites, museum events, science policy town halls and much more in your area. Learn more below!

 

Cheers,
The SciStarter Team
SciStarter’s Foundations of Citizen Science self-guided training module now has a level two! With Building Data Literacy Through Community and Citizen Science, you’ll find an approachable introduction to data. What kinds of data do scientists collect and what do they do with it? And how can we better understand the data we encounter in our day-to-day lives? Find out here!

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Our foundational training series also includes a special module for librarians. With Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science librarians will discover why and how to turn libraries into community hubs for citizen science, and earn professional development credits from the Medical Library Association.

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¿Hablas español? Our Observing Pollinators resource page now has Spanish-language options including a teacher’s guide, printable “color and learn” sheets, worksheets and more.

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With Science Near Me, you can find all sorts of ways to engage in science! Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you’ll find fun opportunities to do all sorts of cool stuff, both online and in person. Explore the night sky, take part in a nature walk, learn new coding skills, check out a science festival and more! Log in using your SciStarter account.

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If you haven’t done it already, we recommend jump-starting your journey as a citizen scientist with our short training: Foundations of Citizen Science. Available in English and Spanish, this self-guided training module will introduce you to all things citizen science and walk you through a few easy projects to get started.

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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 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!