The Girl Scouts have teamed up with SciStarter to invite everyone to plant, protect and honor trees. Trees conserve water, reduce air pollution, improve wildlife habitats, and contribute to climate change solutions.
Below, you’ll find the Girl Scout Tree Promise citizen science projects you can do to protect and honor trees.
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Invasive diseases and pests threaten the health of our forests. Scientists are working to understand what allows some individual trees to survive, but they need to find trees to study. That’s where concerned foresters and citizens (you!) can help.
Locate threatened trees for scientists to study and collect sightings of trees.
GLOBE Observer: Trees guides you on how to use your smartphone to report local tree height measurements that complement NASA satellite observations.
NASA scientists need your help measuring how tall trees are. This simple observation tells scientists a lot about forest health!
Trees are critical to keeping water sources clean and healthy and preventing erosion. They are critical sources of food and livelihood, too. ISeeChange helps you track changes in the same trees each season.
Help scientists document how trees are changing and if there are certain species more susceptible to new climate conditions.
Nobody knows everything, but everybody knows something! On this Journey, Girl Scouts explore how to help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without our help!
Use the special Girl Scouts SciStarter Portal to find projects and step-by-step instructions to complete and document your project.
Then, find tips to Take Action (43MB PDF file) to educate and inspire others by sharing your experience and what you’ve learned about citizen science. For example, you might organize a citizen science activity at your school, local library, or community center!
Join us online Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for SciStarter LIVE!
March 7th: Citizen Science for Girl Scouts
Calling all Girl Scouts! Get tips to prepare for the Think Like a Scientist Journey or to participate in the Girl Scouts Tree Promise. Everything you need to know will be covered during this event and we’ll share examples and outcomes from other troops!
Missed last week’s LIVE?
Find recording of past LIVE events on SciStarter’s YouTube Channel.
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.
Occasionally, SciStarter receives requests from schools, libraries, and community-based organizations for someone to help introduce citizen science and demonstrate projects. Who better to do this than our own SciStarter participants?!
This fall, we’ll be creating a new online training program and will host online events to answer questions and role-play scenarios so our trained ambassadors are prepared and feel confident to talk about and demonstrate citizen science.
If you’re interested in becoming a SciStarter Ambassador, please complete this form.
We’ll contact you when the training module is ready this fall. In the interim, please complete the Foundations of Citizen Science training module on SciStarter.org/training (be sure to log in first so you can claim your badge upon completion!).
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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!