Pathways To Participate In Scientific Research

It just became a lot easier for you to find your first citizen science project thanks to partnerships with WILD HOPE (a new PBS series), NASA, the Girl Scouts, National Geographic, Verizon and others who make it possible for SciStarter to curate experiences for you! Our customized pages provide resources, community-support, trainings and step-by-step instructions … Read more “Pathways To Participate In Scientific Research”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Animals, Citizen Science, Education

SciStarter Resources for Project Leaders & Facilitators

SciStarter is more than just a place to find projects and events that need your help — it’s also a hub for Project Leaders and Facilitators to gain insights into their volunteers and projects, learn new skills and engage with the community. The SciStarter website has a number of tools and resources for Project Leaders … Read more “SciStarter Resources for Project Leaders & Facilitators”

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Volunteers worldwide mapped environmental problems. Here’s how you can join them

Our friends, the Unique Mappers Network of Nigeria, are hosting their State of the Map: Nigeria Conference from October 11-14. Consider attending in-person in Nigeria or online. We have published this post to celebrate their work! They contributed more to these projects than any other volunteer group. SciStarter is proud to support the conference as … Read more “Volunteers worldwide mapped environmental problems. Here’s how you can join them”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Environment, Events

Put the Fun in Fungi with SciStarter This Fall!

Think your backyard is filled with just plants and animals? Think again! Fungi, which comprise an entirely different kingdom of the natural world, can be found everywhere in nature. These hardy, surprising organisms carry out crucial processes on Earth, like recycling dead organic matter. Even so, fungi are still wildly understudied compared to plants and … Read more “Put the Fun in Fungi with SciStarter This Fall!”

Categories: Biology, Ecology & Environment, Education, Nature & Outdoors

Get a Jump on the Heliophysics Big Year

On April 8, 2024, millions of people along a wide swath of territory running from Durango, Mexico up to Toronto, Canada will be waiting to experience an amazing total solar eclipse– the last one in North America until 2045. While they wait, they will be pacing around impatiently with nothing much to do. You on … Read more “Get a Jump on the Heliophysics Big Year”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Geology & Earth Sciences, Physics

Birds migrating

Fall Nighttime Migrations Can Be Deadly for Birds. Help Keep Them Safe With These Simple Actions

As fall begins across the Northern Hemisphere, hundreds of millions of birds are preparing for a journey that can take them thousands of miles to warmer climates near the equator. These fall migrations are both a simple fact of life for many avian species, and an epic adventure that takes them halfway across the globe. … Read more “Fall Nighttime Migrations Can Be Deadly for Birds. Help Keep Them Safe With These Simple Actions”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Nature & Outdoors

Help scientists by playing these 5 video games (seriously!)

Think science is all work and no play? Celebrate National Video Games Day (September 12th) by helping scientists uncover meaningful information on important topics while simply playing games on your computer or cell phone! Want to learn more about how gaming can help science? Read more about the mechanics of data collection and analysis through … Read more “Help scientists by playing these 5 video games (seriously!)”

Categories: Citizen Science, Gaming

Get Ready for the Eclipse With Citizen Science!

For scientists studying the Sun, solar eclipses offer rare opportunities to do important research, like studying how the Sun’s corona, or outermost atmosphere, behaves. If you’re planning on being in the viewing path (see map below!) for an upcoming eclipse, you can collect and share important eclipse data with these five citizen science projects! And … Read more “Get Ready for the Eclipse With Citizen Science!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science

Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!

We’re in the dog days of summer, and National Dog Day is August 26. You and your pup can celebrate by doing a little science together (that’s right!) … and help researchers in the process. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few canine-related projects you can do, no pets required. Want a … Read more “Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education