Earth Day Activities: These Science Projects Get You Outside Virtually

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a time of year when many people by get outside to take part in community clean ups and environmental celebrations. But this year is different. Schools and parks have closed, and we’re left to celebrate while social distancing. This list of citizen science activities and projects can … Read more “Earth Day Activities: These Science Projects Get You Outside Virtually”

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

Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!

Together, we will move the world forward. We all share the same, single beautiful planet, as this image from Apollo 17 reminds us. As we inch closer to the distant light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it’s easier to appreciate how every single one of us contributes to the millions of acts of … Read more “Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Newsletter

Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!

Citizen Science Month is here. National Library Week is next week. We are joining forces to help more people discover online citizen science books and resources from libraries. Share your resources with us prior to a national event we are hosting next week. See details, below. (Next, we’ll focus on Science Centers’ citsci resources!) General CitSciMonth … Read more “Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Today 3 p.m. ET! Join the Fight Against COVID-19. Help Scientists With Their Coronavirus Research From Your Home

Discover and SciStarter are hosting a live, online Citizen Science Month event looking at three COVID-19 research projects that need your help. On Wednesday, April 15, at 3 p.m. EDT, Discover and SciStarter will host a livestreamed event on Zoom and Facebook to introduce you to three scientists leading COVID-19 citizen science projects that need your help. … Read more “Today 3 p.m. ET! Join the Fight Against COVID-19. Help Scientists With Their Coronavirus Research From Your Home”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month

This April, #CitSciMonth is from home. About Citizen Science Month Citizen Science projects can be done from virtually anywhere, making these fun activities easy to join while maintaining safe social distancing. Although many people were planning to host in-person events, due to COVID-19 these events have either been cancelled or changed to virtual events. Check … Read more “Spreading the Word about Citizen Science Month”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science Month

Webinar Recording: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library

Citizen science can build upon your existing STEM programs or introduce a whole new world of STEM engagement opportunities for library patrons. From tracking species migrations to measuring light pollution or searching online for new galaxies, citizen science invites patrons to engage in REAL research projects and contribute to scientific knowledge. Discover how libraries are … Read more “Webinar Recording: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, libraries, NNLM

National Science Teaching Association Web Seminar: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) with Ideas, Tips, and Resources from the SciStarter Team

  Join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, starting at 7:00 pm ET to learn about Citizen Science Month in April 2020. SciStarter and partners around the world are planning events and programs to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! This webinar will … Read more “National Science Teaching Association Web Seminar: Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) with Ideas, Tips, and Resources from the SciStarter Team”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Education, Science Education Standards, Webinar

CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved

Global Citizen Science Month celebrates and promotes all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! Thanks to support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are able to provide you with free digital resources, support, access to kits, and an event calendar to help you plan … Read more “CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Newsletter

Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!

You’re Invited! Designed specifically for Verizon’s Corporate Employee Volunteers but open to all, tomorrow’s webinar provides an introduction to citizen science and then to SciStarter, an organization and online portal that helps people find, join, and participate in citizen science projects. A step-by-step guide will show how to use SciStarter to find local to global … Read more “Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Events, webinar