Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.

SciStarter offers something for anyone who is curious or concerned about the natural world. In this edition, we highlight Fall projects the Girl Scouts are doing all across the nation. But anyone can participate in these projects! Girl Scouts USA and SciStarter have joined forces on the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey” featuring a handful of curated projects (some … Read more “Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.”

Categories: About Us, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together

On a beautiful Fall, Saturday morning in Brunswick, Maine (a small mid-coast town known for Bowdoin College), the Curtis Memorial Library held its annual How-To Festival, which brings together local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Attendees shared their skills and knowledge of doing all things under the sun, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone … Read more “How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events

Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

Thursday, November 111:00 a.m. Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine for a webinar release of this new report from the Board on Science Education. SciStarter’s founder and Professor of Practice at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, Darlene Cavalier, is a co-author of this report. From … Read more “Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other

Citizen Science in the Classroom: I See Change

Image Source: Pixabay.com Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder is … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: I See Change”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, In the News, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards, SciStarter News

Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos

October 25, 2018 8:30am—10:30am Location Information ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center 1800 I St NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Free event however you must RSVP Public engagement with science is vital because it provides opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public. Engagement efforts connect the public with new knowledge and the people … Read more “Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Other

Frankenstein Outside the Castle

Dr. Frankenstein in L.I.F.E | Image courtesy of ASU It’s alive! The first time Mary Shelley introduced Dr. Frankenstein’s lab in her 1818 novel, she described it as “a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house… I kept my workshop of filthy creation… The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many … Read more “Frankenstein Outside the Castle”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Featured Projects, Gaming, Project Profile

Book Review: Citizen Science for Your Littlest Researcher

Forrester, Anna. Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story. Arbordale Publishing, 2017. 32 pages. Paperback (English and Spanish editions) $US9.95. Bathala, Neeti, Keats Curtis, Jennifer, & Jones, Veronica V. (Illustrator). Moonlight Crab Count. Arbordale Publishing, 2017. 32 pages.Paperback (English and Spanish editions) $US9.95. A very young reader!  Looking for some not-so-spooky reads for your little ones?  … Read more “Book Review: Citizen Science for Your Littlest Researcher”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science, libraries