Watching plants with Project Budburst

Guest Post by Sarah Jones Learn more about Budburst on SciStarter. Link to https://scistarter.org/budburst Join Communities Across the World in Observing Plant Life Cycles – Any Plant, Any Place, Any Time! I haven’t always loved plants. I loved the animals that took shelter in branches, eating leaves and fruits. I loved the lake surrounded by trees … Read more “Watching plants with Project Budburst”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

National Academy of Sciences Report is a Guide to Making Citizen Science Work For Everyone

In 2018, the Committee on Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning gathered at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine to draft the 184-page report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. (Darlene Cavalier, founder of SciStarter.org, was part of that committee.) The goal of the report “[was] to say something new … Read more “National Academy of Sciences Report is a Guide to Making Citizen Science Work For Everyone”

Categories: Citizen Science

Gobble up these six awesome projects to help science…from home!

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Thank you for turning your curiosity into impact with citizen science. All of us at SciStarter are thankful for our nearly 100,000 registered members and the more than three million data contributions you’ve made to SciStarter affiliate projects so far this year. Happy Thanksgiving! … Read more “Gobble up these six awesome projects to help science…from home!”

Categories: Newsletter

Environmental Justice and Community-driven Research: Twitter Chat on November 13

Guest Post by Lynn Chesnut (@ramblynn1) Citizen science projects address a wide variety of research needs from bee conservation to light pollution. This type of citizen science typically involves volunteers collecting data for projects created by “expert” scientists, and volunteer involvement often ends there. But there’s another citizen science. A citizen science that involves volunteers … Read more “Environmental Justice and Community-driven Research: Twitter Chat on November 13”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Science Policy, Science Practices, Tools

Exploring the Uses of BioBlitz Data: Twitter Chat on November 12

Guest Post by Troi Perkins (@theTroi) Over the past decade, citizen science has come to the forefront of environmental conservation and education. There are many tools in citizen science that brings people together, but none can boast the far-reaching effects that BioBlitzes have. A “BioBlitz” is an event where groups of scientists, academic professionals, and … Read more “Exploring the Uses of BioBlitz Data: Twitter Chat on November 12”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Use of Citizen Science data

Citizen Science and Biotechnology Breaking New Ground: Twitter Chat on November 12

All for Science, Science for All Guest post by Lauren Ramilo @dimisitque Biotechnology has advanced rapidly in the past decade. New discoveries and technological advances have made it easier to manipulate living organisms to make new antibiotics or improve agricultural production. The equipment and materials needed for rigorous biological engineering are more affordable than ever, … Read more “Citizen Science and Biotechnology Breaking New Ground: Twitter Chat on November 12”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Do-It-Yourself, Health, Science Practices

“Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10

Guest post by Adam Bowen (@ldkwthiam) Citizen science is a wonderful way for the public to get involved in the scientific process. In many ways, citizen science is the best chance for non-academics to enter into the world of science. Yet, there are barriers to broad appeal. While there are some projects in which hundreds … Read more ““Leveling Up” Citizen Science with Gamification: Twitter Chat on November 10″

Categories: Events, In the News

Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5

Guest Post by Katie Taylor (@YoPros4Wildlife) Critical applications of citizen science include raising awareness of wildlife conservation issues and furthering research efforts. Conservation-themed citizen science projects can not only lead to greater scientific insights into conservation, but can also further engage people in conservation. Citizen Science Coordinator and volunteers spot a frog in the pond. … Read more “Wildlife Conservation Awareness Through Citizen Science: Twitter Chat On November 5”

Categories: SciStarter News

Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3

Guest post by Sebastian Zarate The biodiversity in Paracas National Reserve (La Republica 2020) is tremendous: Approximately 216 species of birds, 36 of mammals, 10 of reptiles, and 168 of fish. A consortium of Spanish and Brazilian firms called Terminal Portuario Paracas (TPP) want to transport and export cooper and zinc concentrates through the Port … Read more “Artists Help Share Science For Environmental Protection Twitter Chat On November 3”

Categories: Events, In the News

Explore Space with SciStarter

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, it's prime stargazing time! To celebrate, we're featuring citizen science projects ideal for the astronomically-inclined, both those who love going out into the cool night air and those who prefer exploring from the comfort of their easy chairs. Either way, the cosmos await! … Read more

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Newsletter