How to make the most of

SciStarter provides free resources for all of our members, from customized Dashboards for citizen scientists to custom insights for project leaders.

We highlight five popular resources here – for volunteers, project leaders, researchers and facilitators (including educators and librarians).

And don’t forget our partner Science Near Me, which makes it easy to find science opportunities of all kinds (not just citizen science) in your area!

The SciStarter Team

SciStarter lists thousands of citizen science projects! Use the Project Finder to search for opportunities that align with your interests and location.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Search by topics you are interested in – try terms like “space”, “animals”, or “ocean”.
  • Find a project that fits into your everyday life – try searching “in the car”, “on a walk”, or “in a classroom”.
  • Find projects that directly impact your community by looking at projects by location.

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Your free SciStarter account enables you to find projects you’ve joined and data contributions you’ve made and see recommendations for new projects on your custom SciStarter Project Dashboard.

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Benefit from SciStarter’s training and digital badging programs. Complete the Foundations training then, if you’d like, use the accompanying slides and speaker’s notes to introduce citizen science to others.

Find additional trainings, including:

  • Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science
  • Building Data Literacy Through Community and Citizen Science
  • Teaching in Higher Education with Citizen Science
  • Data Ethics for Practitioners

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Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science! Join our National Citizen and Community Science Library Network, find programming ideas, popular DIY kit-building guides, and much more!

Complete the Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science training to earn professional development credits from the Medical Library Association.

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When you add a project to SciStarter, more people can discover it.

When you make your project a SciStarter Affiliate, it becomes eligible for inclusion in our marketing and partner programs.

Discover the benefits of becoming an Affiliate.

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Join us online Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for SciStarter LIVE!

February 21: Platforms and Resources for Citizen Science Project Leaders

Attention citizen science project leaders: We’re highlighting platforms and resources for YOU this week on SciStarter LIVE. Join us to meet reps from FieldScope, iNaturalist,, Anecdata, Zooniverse and ESRI.

Zoom registration is free and required.

Missed last week’s LIVE?

Find recordings of past LIVE events on SciStarter’s YouTube channel.

Scistarter podcast

Episode 35: Citizen Science is For Lovers

Our latest podcast episode explored perfect date-night citizen science projects. Listen to the podcast here.

Save the date! Citizen science month is april 2023

Citizen Science Month offers fun events to connect with citizen science near you. There’s something for everyone, everywhere! Join others in learning about and participating in real (and fun) ways to help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without you.

Explore featured citizen science projects, find an event near you or online, learn more about Citizen Science Month itself or complete one of our self-guided, free online training modules to earn a badge in preparation for April.

If you’re a project leader or other faciliatator, we’re here for you. Add you event to the calendar then download resources to promote it!

Learn more about Citizen Science Month!

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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 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!