Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio

Learn, collaborate, and share your citizen science project tools at CitSciBio.org! Back in 2012 Dr. Jennifer Couch and her colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) formed a working group to explore the relationship between citizen science and biomedical research. At the inaugural workshop, they discussed how widely dispersed the biomedical citizen science community … Read more “Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio”

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Perfect your weighing and measuring skills with these projects!

Whether you’re a fan of imperial or metric, this past Sunday was the day to celebrate the way we measure our surroundings. What better way to celebrate a day dedicated to measurement than to participate in a citizen science project where you weigh (or measure) something for science? We’ve pulled together some special projects that … Read more “Perfect your weighing and measuring skills with these projects!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Do-It-Yourself, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Citizen Science Is Helping Scientists Uncover the Genetics of Taste

Genetics plays an enormous role in our lives, even if we don’t always realize it.  Have you ever wondered why some people love cilantro, and it tastes like soap to others? While it might all be in your head, chances are it’s actually in your genes. 23andMe, the company offering a genetics kit to get … Read more “Citizen Science Is Helping Scientists Uncover the Genetics of Taste”

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Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection

The new report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is out: “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection.” This report is a follow-up to the Council’s first report, “Environmental Protection Belongs to the People.” There are ten recommendations to the EPA in the report(s). As articulated … Read more “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection”

Categories: CitSci Research, EPA NACEPT

More than 50 citizen science events are taking place today through Sunday

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are more than FIFTY citizen science events taking place today through Sunday. Among them, the City Nature Challenge and the citizen science at the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway! Check out SciStarter’s April event calendar to find something near you.

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ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps

Here’s a new report on the Citizen Science Maker Summit, hosted by Arizona State University and SciStarter in October, 2016. The report, “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps” [ http://links.asu.edu/ASUCitizenScienceMakerSummitReport ] highlights activities from the Summit, provides links to speakers’ recorded talks [also posted to the http://makersummit.asu.edu website ], … Read more “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps”

Categories: Animals, ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Events

Volunteers Protect Clean Water from Coast to Coast

The Surfrider Foundation is pleased to release its 2017 Clean Water Annual Report, which tracks the progress of our Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) and Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) programs during the calendar year of 2017.  At a time when it can be difficult to depend on the federal agencies tasked with protecting our clean water and healthy coasts, it … Read more “Volunteers Protect Clean Water from Coast to Coast”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ocean & Water

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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