How Making a Picnic for Ants Can Help Us Understand This Crucial Species

In its 4.5 billion year history, our planet has experienced five mass extinctions. Many scientists believe we are on the verge of a sixth mass extinction, and this one is on us. Humans are to blame. Planet at Risk The consequences of our actions too often go unseen. The impacts caused by driving a car … Read more “How Making a Picnic for Ants Can Help Us Understand This Crucial Species”

Categories: Ecology & Environment

Top 18 Projects of 2018

2018 was a great year for Citizen Science! More than 3,000 projects and events are now registered on SciStarter. There’s something for everyone, everywhere. In this edition of the newsletter, we are honoring the Top 18 Projects of 2018: projects that our collective community shared, participated in, and loved. Cheers! The SciStarter Team GLOBE Observer: … Read more “Top 18 Projects of 2018”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Health, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

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Here’s your chance to earn a SciStarter Citizen Science Certificate!

Have you accepted Your Research Mission yet? SciStarter is challenging you to a special mission to join and participate (at least once) in any three of these SciStarter Affiliate projects. Complete your mission and you’ll earn a SciStarter certificate. Keep on participating and you’ll be eligible to become one of the top three mission contributors to win some swag and be connected with of … Read more “Here’s your chance to earn a SciStarter Citizen Science Certificate!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself, Featured Projects, Newsletter, Science Practices, SciStarter News

Picnic Redux: Citizen Scientists Invite Ants to Lunch

Scientists need your help to find out what ants in your neighborhood like to eat. Would you ask an ant to join you for lunch? A team of researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh calls on citizen scientists around the world to flip the picnic concept – they want *us* to feed the … Read more “Picnic Redux: Citizen Scientists Invite Ants to Lunch”

Categories: Citizen Science, EarthSchool, Insects