On Citizen Science Day, citizen scientists joined 180 projects through SciStarter and made 20,000 contributions to six featured projects!

Well done citizen scientists! On Citizen Science Day, you joined more than 180 projects through SciStarter and made more than 20,000 new contributions to just six projects featured on Your Research Mission! There’s still time to accept “Your Research Mission” to participate in any three projects among those we selected for this special mission. Complete … Read more “On Citizen Science Day, citizen scientists joined 180 projects through SciStarter and made 20,000 contributions to six featured projects!”

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Competition Meets Collaboration: The City Nature Challenge

When you hear the word “nature,” you’re likely to think of your last camping trip to a state park, or of grandiose landscapes with forests, lakes, and snow-capped mountains. You may remember the last trip to the beach and the variety of birds you saw while sunbathing. There are likely many images that pop into … Read more “Competition Meets Collaboration: The City Nature Challenge”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors

A new citizen science project for dog lovers. MuttMix: Can You Guess That Mutt?

Our first question upon hearing that someone has a new baby is usually “Is it a boy or a girl?” But our first question upon hearing that someone has gotten a new puppy is more often “What breed is it?” Breed is at the heart of how we perceive dogs. It affects many of our … Read more “A new citizen science project for dog lovers. MuttMix: Can You Guess That Mutt?”

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Citizen Science Day celebrates and recruits people who engage in large-scale and local research

Month-long events include hands-on activities like nature festivals, museum events, trainings, bioblitzes, and more. The “citizen science” movement is gathering momentum, as scientists, policy makers, and the public themselves recognize that EVERYONE can make meaningful contributions to research. SciStarter is teaming up with the Citizen Science Association to raise awareness of hundreds of events and … Read more “Citizen Science Day celebrates and recruits people who engage in large-scale and local research”

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Citizen Science in the City

We’ve got a big weekend coming up for science! Not only is Citizen Science Day on April 14th, it’s also the March for Science and we’re also preparing for the City Nature Challenge! We’ve pulled together a long list of projects you could do in a city, so there’s something for everyone! So, plan your weekend now and find a Citizen … Read more “Citizen Science in the City”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Events, Featured Projects, Insects, National Citizen Science Day, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Citizen Science Day at the Cambridge Science Festival

Are you in New England for Citizen Science Day? Join The Science Cheerleaders and SciStarter at: Cambridge Science Carnival & Robot Zoo April 14, 2018 in Cambridge, MA We will be introducing citizen science and several outstanding citizen science projects, including Meet Your Mites and ZomBee Watch, as well as piloting our new SciStarter Citizen … Read more “Citizen Science Day at the Cambridge Science Festival”

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Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond

Reposted from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Are you interested in citizen science? Are you looking for new ways to engage with your community members, and would you like to encourage science discovery with more of your users? If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this exciting webinar … Read more “Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond”

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Citizen Science and Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Come participate in meaningful research on the environment, genetics, biology and more at the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) this weekend! Visit booth # 951 to learn what citizen science is, and how to do interesting projects at home using the SciStarter website. Here’s an inspiring video that describes the awesomeness of this festival! … Read more “Citizen Science and Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival”

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What’s in your garden?

Our editors picked five projects you can do in your garden. Learn more about your garden while advancing important scientific research. Learn how, below. AND….Citizen Science Day is April 14th! Find, join or host an event near you to celebrate the awesomeness of citizen science! Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, SciFests, SciStarter News, USA Science and Engineering Festival