NASA GLOBE Observer is Celebrating this Summer!

At NASA GLOBE Clouds, our science team uses observations from citizen scientists like you to help us better understand the data our satellites collect. Using the GLOBE Observer app, volunteers send us observations of clouds taken while a satellite is overhead, which we then compare to our satellite measurements of the same clouds. In just … Read more “NASA GLOBE Observer is Celebrating this Summer!”

Categories: Climate & Weather

Diving into Citizen Science: Surfrider Volunteers Protect Public Health at the Beach

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, Surfrider’s programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected. … Read more “Diving into Citizen Science: Surfrider Volunteers Protect Public Health at the Beach”

Categories: Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!

Researchers can accomplish amazing things with data from satellites — they can study clouds and climate, forests and land use change and even bird migrations. But with so much satellite data, it can be hard to match up measurements from the sky above with information from the ground. That’s why NASA launched GLOBE, the Global … Read more “Get Involved With NASA Citizen Science This Summer!”

Categories: Newsletter

Top 7 Citizen Science Problems (And How to Solve Them)

Lost your smartphone? Rabbits eating all your sunflowers? Can’t seem to find opportunities right for you? Sometimes doing citizen science can bring some unexpected problems. But take heart — whatever challenge you’re facing, you’re likely not the first one to deal with it.  We surveyed SciStarter’s users about the problems they’ve encountered while trying to … Read more “Top 7 Citizen Science Problems (And How to Solve Them)”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Other

Announcing: Science Near Me!

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new resource to help you easily find all kinds of science-related experiences: Science Near Me.  On the Science Near Me website, a simple search tool lets you look for things like nearby science festivals, planetarium events, citizen science projects from SciStarter, science policy forums, star-gazing events … Read more “Announcing: Science Near Me!”

Categories: Education, Science Policy, SciStarter News

Invite Ants to Your Picnic… for Science!

Warming weather and longer days mean more time for citizen science! 🙂 Check out our editor’s list of fun and easy projects to do this month. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Uncategorized

A mother and son doing citizen science.

Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country

Each April, with support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, hosts Citizen Science Month, a one-of-a-kind celebration of citizen science that includes events hosted around the world, thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands of new contributions to citizen science projects. Citizen Science Month 2022 featured collaborations with … Read more “Citizen Science Month 2022: Turning Curiosity Into Impact Around the Country”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Let's level up!

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

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! Find a growing series of online training modules (with badges!) detailed below. More are on the way!   Then, expand your … Read more “New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)”

Categories: Newsletter

Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community … Read more “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM