By Eva Lewandowski January 19th, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Comment
By Russ Campbell January 12th, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Comment
Why did the turtle cross the road? Change the “why” to a “where,” and conservation biologist Andrew Badje just might be able to tell you. Through his work with the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program, Badje collects turtle road crossing data to help map populations, especially at precarious road and rail crossings. Read the rest of this entry »
Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A #CitSciChat about the report for EPA on the role of citizen science
By Darlene Cavalier January 10th, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Comment
Last month, the National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), an EPA advisory council, transmitted a report to EPA titled Environmental Protection Belongs to the Public: A Vision for Citizen Science at EPA outlining thirteen specific recommendations for EPA. (Learn more about the report, its genesis, and NACEPT, in this post, coauthored byShannon Dosemagen, Public Lab and Alison Parker, ORISE Fellow hosted by EPA.)
Tomorrow, January 11, 3-4pm ET, join some of the co-authors of the NACEPT report for a #CitSciChat, presented by Caren Cooper @CoopSciScoop and sponsored by @SciStarter.
Darlene Cavalier @scicheer and @SciStarter
Bridgett Luther @BridgettCLuther
Alison Parker @athousandflies
Post questions and/or weigh in on questions including:
In NACPET @EPA report, what are key take-home messages abt #CitizenScience?
How can @EPA best support #CitizenScience (big data) & #CommunityScience (small data)?
How can #CitizenScience support @EPA_research? How can #CitSci support regulatory role of @EPA?
What sort of #CitizenScience might @EPA @EPA_research hope to fund in future?
How much do #sensor innovations matter to future of @EPA #CitizenScience?
Join this critical conversation on Twitter by following #CitSciChat tomorrow between 3pm and 4pm ET.
By Eva Lewandowski January 5th, 2017 at 11:19 pm | Comment
By Catherine Hoffman January 4th, 2017 at 3:40 pm | Comment
Every January, the SciStarter team begins the new year with a look back to the past. What kinds of stories did we tell in the past year, and which ones were our readers’ favorites? Below we’ve highlighted ten of our most popular posts from 2016. Check out what you might have missed and share with your friends!
What can citizen science learn from augmented reality technologies like Pokémon Go? Hear from Caren Cooper in this piece from the summer.
Nothing beats cloud-watching—possibly the easiest way to participate in science. Hear from Sharman Apt Russell on the majesty of clouds and the science behind S’COOL. (photo: Elroy Limmer)
The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a new tool to help you explore science! Check out our gift guide for our top ideas.
Hear from Erica Prange about the new SciStarter Tools Database, where we aim to make it easier for citizen scientists to find the right project AND the necessary tools to participate. (photo: Lea Shanley)
Autoimmune disease affects over 50 million Americans. The new Autoimmune Citizen Science app is helping to address the multifaceted symptoms and treatments confronting people with autoimmune diseases.
Still enthralled by Pokémon Go? Find ways to contribute to science while battling at gyms and finding local PokéStops. (photo: Eduardo Woo/ CC BY-SA2.0)
With PocketLab you can fit a whole science lab in your pocket! Use it to measure motion, acceleration, angular velocity, pressure, altitude, temperature and more.
Even if it isn’t Pollinator Week, you can still celebrate the birds, bees, beetles, and other animals that provide essential ecosystem services. Get started with these 6 projects. (photo: Wendy Caldwell)
Failure happens and it’s not all bad—sometimes, students learn best when things don’t go as planned. A willingness to accept failure encourages students to test boundaries and make new discoveries. Hear from Lea Shell on the importance of this process in discovery through citizen science. (Photo: Lea Shell CC BY-NC 2.0)
SciStarter founder Darlene Cavalier shares her compelling story of discovering citizen science as a way for ordinary people to contribute to science. This blog post is an excerpt from her co-edited book.
Thanks for making 2016 a great year on the SciStarter blog! We look forward to making new discoveries with you in 2017!
The SciStarter Team.