Welcome to our annual (spooky) edition of the SciStarter Halloween blog! In the spirit of the season, we’re highlighting five projects that impart science with a healthy dose of frights and scares.
But be bold, because your participation also brings critical new data to light and helps advance science everywhere. There’s nothing scary about that!
Is that a ghoul I hear in the closet?
Perhaps, but it’s more likely one of the many creatures we share our homes with (whether we like it or not).
There are plenty of scary, and fascinating, insects to find inside. Help document the wild indoors for researchers with Never Home Alone.
Join us live (but on Zoom!) every Tuesday at 2 pm ET.
Join us on 10/25 to talk about Roadkill Reports and what we can do to help wildlife.
These unfortunate events can affect wildlife populations and natural migratory patterns.
Join us to learn more about how reporting roadkill can help scientist gather data about dangerous areas for animals.
Events and Opportunities For Practitioners
Professional Development for Libraries – Introducing New Citizen Science Resources
October 26, 2-3 pm ET
For all librarians! This webinar is part of the Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network.
Learn about new library kit resources for doing citizen science in the community, along with new webpages on the SciStarter website to help bring citizen science to your community.
The Call for Symposia is Now Open
The C*Sci2023 conference team is seeking proposals that speak to cross-cutting priorities, include contributors and ideas from multiple backgrounds and perspectives and are grounded in practice. Please consider submitting a proposal to share about your citizen science efforts. Proposals are due November 19, 2023.
C*Sci 2023 is the only US-based event dedicated to uniting leaders from many disciplines to form powerful partnerships for discovery, learning and action. You can find full event details, including a schedule overview, location information, rates and open calls, on the conference webpage.
New on the Blogs
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!