Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!

From the NIH/ National Network of Libraries of Medicine Libraries are hubs for discovery and community engagement; imagine your library joining a real-time event with others around the world and contributing to real scientific research to speed up Alzheimer’s research! Citizen Science Day 2019 is Saturday, April 13. You and your library are invited to participate … Read more “Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!”

Categories: National Citizen Science Day, NNLM, Webinar, webinar

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New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments

Citizen science (public participation in scientific research) often calls for tools you won’t find lying around the house, such as a rain gauge to record precipitation or an air quality sensor. Lack of access to these tools can be a barrier to engaging in citizen science projects. To address this, SciStarter is creating a relational … Read more “New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Tools

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Hoping for optimality or designing for inclusion: Persistence, learning, and the social network of citizen science

A new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) analyzes the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a hands-on citizen science project, in the context of a meta-analysis of 54 other projects to “quantitatively explore” citizen science data. The article’s findings suggest that “hands-on citizen … Read more “Hoping for optimality or designing for inclusion: Persistence, learning, and the social network of citizen science”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research

What’s not to LOVE about Citizen Science?

Advance research about heart health, early childhood development, animal lifespans, and more. Then, mark your calendars! Citizen Science Day is April 13. Sign up to join the global Megathon and help us accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library. Librarians: Check out the free Citizen Science Day webinars featured below. … Read more “What’s not to LOVE about Citizen Science?”

Categories: Featured Projects, Newsletter, Webinar, webinar, Workshops

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About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)

I thought it would be helpful to provide a description of what SciStarter’s Participant API is and why a growing number of projects and platforms are implementing it and becoming SciStarter Affiliates in the process. A little background. SciStarter had been “merely” a database where project scientists would add their projects and citizen scientists would find … Read more “About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News

Book Review — Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science

Chandra Clarke, Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science, 2nd ed. $2.25 Kindle, $6.99 Paperback. Chandra Clarke’s self-published second edition of Be The Change: Saving the World With Citizen Science encourages readers to make the world a better place by engaging in citizen science. The book is divided into two main parts, with … Read more “Book Review — Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science”

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Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience

Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, Nature: American Spring LIVE presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. The series will include … Read more “Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience”

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,  “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design” in now available in print. In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited … Read more “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science

Rams vs. Patriots: Citizen Science Projects with the Science Cheerleaders

We’re highlighting five citizen science projects to celebrate the Super Bowl! In this newsletter, we’re also featuring the Science Cheerleaders: current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing science careers. These SciCheers hail from L.A. and Boston. Our editors included a project for all the fans traveling to Atlanta for the big game! Cheers! The … Read more “Rams vs. Patriots: Citizen Science Projects with the Science Cheerleaders”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Science Cheerleaders