Revolutionize health research with All of Us: Online and in-person events this April

Citizen science is a global movement that involves people from all walks of life in real science that matters to them. Each April and beyond, scientists, facilitators, citizen science project leaders, and many others host events and programs to invite more people to discover all the ways they can participate in research that needs their help. … Read more “Revolutionize health research with All of Us: Online and in-person events this April”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library

Your Science Adventure(s) at Your Library

Themes, projects, and resources to support citizen science in your Summer Reading Program. Our partners at the Collaborative Summer Library Program have determined Adventure Begins at Your Library™ as this year’s summer reading theme! Check out how citizen science and STEM programming can support your summer reading programming for children, teens, and adults.  Engaging in … Read more “Your Science Adventure(s) at Your Library”

Categories: Other

Citizen Science for Women’s History Month and Other March Events

It’s Women’s History Month AND Citizen Science Month is nearly upon us. And that’s why we have Rosie the Robot urging everyone to roll up their sleeves and do their part by signing up for the One Million Acts of Science Challenge! If we all work together We Can Do It! Celebrate Maria Mitchell, awesome … Read more “Citizen Science for Women’s History Month and Other March Events”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Environment, Global Citizen Science Month, Science Cheerleaders

Opening Doors and Connecting People Worldwide: Remembering Mar Dixon

It’s a quiet, reflective time for us at SciStarter. This week, our founder, Darlene Cavalier, lost her younger sister, Mar Dixon.  Mar Dixon was a self-described “troublemaker for sectors who need a kick up the bum.” The SciStarter team loved working with her because she selflessly volunteered her time to help us make our outreach … Read more “Opening Doors and Connecting People Worldwide: Remembering Mar Dixon”

Categories: SciStarter News

Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)

Since 2017, SciStarter and Arizona State University and their collaborators including the National Girls Collaborative Project, STAR Net, and Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, have been supporting SciStarter’s growing network of libraries and library users to engage in … Read more “Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, libraries, Library, Other

Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species

Burmese pythons! Northern Giant Hornets! Fig-Leaf Buttercups! Okay, not all invasive species sound frightening. But all of them destabilize ecosystems, threaten native species, and/or spread pathogens. That’s why, in honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, we are sharing ways that you can join researchers identifying, monitoring and controlling the most destructive exotic species. Controlling invasive plants Invasive … Read more “Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species”

Categories: Other

One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research

One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research Participatory science gains traction; researchers aim for 1,000,000 Acts of Science this April during Citizen Science Month Tempe, Arizona – (February 5, 2024) – This April, everyone, everywhere is invited to keep their eyes, ears, and phones open to log … Read more “One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Every squirrel has a science story to tell, but, sadly, squirrels vastly outnumber squirrel scientists. That’s where you, the intrepid citizen scientist, come in. Try out the squirrel projects in this newsletter, along with other squirrel-centric and squirrel-adjacent projects you’ll find with the handy SciStarter Project Finder, and help sort out the many mysteries of … Read more “It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day!”

Categories: Uncategorized

A squirrel eats a seed on a wooden railing, ready to be observed by participants in the Project Squirrel citizen science project.

Happy Squirrel Day!

@scistarter.org Boost your Squirrel IQ with this jam-packed 90-second hit of squirreliffic fantasticness! #nationalsquirrelappreciationday #citizenscience ♬ original sound – SciStarter Now that you know (too much!) about squirrels, find and join one of these projects to help advance research about these adorable [rodents] [jerks] [cuties]. You choose. 🙂

Categories: Animals

Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Spotlight: SciStarter and Verizon

Since 2020, SciStarter and Verizon have partnered to support Citizen Verizon Volunteers on their goal of volunteering 2.5 million hours by 2025! SciStarter is one of Verizon’s strategic partners and together, we’re making big progress. SciStarter provides Verizon volunteers with training and support to engage in participatory science that protects the planet (by monitoring changes … Read more “Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Spotlight: SciStarter and Verizon”

Categories: Verizon, Volunteer at SciStarter