Prepare for Superb Owl LIV Sunday!

Next Sunday is the most exciting day of the year for owl-lovers all over the world: Superb Owl Sunday! This is the day when the ornithologically-inclined brave the elements to photograph owls, deploy owl nest boxes and/or, for some reason, stay indoors and watch football. No matter how you celebrate Superb Owl Sunday, the editors … Read more “Prepare for Superb Owl LIV Sunday!”

Categories: In the News, Newsletter, Science Cheerleaders

The Field Guide to Citizen Science — How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference

Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. It is an approachable and inclusive movement, making it an excellent option for anyone looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. The Field … Read more “The Field Guide to Citizen Science — How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference”

Categories: book, Book Review

2020: New Year, New Resolutions

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s a good chance you didn’t get around to writing your New Year’s Resolutions. That’s okay! We at SciStarter have done it for you. Eat Better Exercise More Expand Your Mind Meditate Give Back Do Something Squirrel-Related Best of all, we’ve got citizen science projects that will make … Read more “2020: New Year, New Resolutions”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved

Global Citizen Science Month celebrates and promotes all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! Thanks to support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are able to provide you with free digital resources, support, access to kits, and an event calendar to help you plan … Read more “CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Newsletter

Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019

It’s the New Year, and in addition to eating better, exercising regularly, and watching fewer videos of adorable talking porcupines (#STOPTHECUTENESS!), we at SciStarter resolve to make every human (all 7.5 billion of you, as well as your pets) a citizen scientist by the end of 2020…or by 2120 at the latest! In that spirit, … Read more “Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019”

Categories: Newsletter, Project Profile, SciStarter News

Webinar Recording: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet

Verizon employees can get started with citizen science right now in their corporate volunteer portal, as well as at Verizon.SciStarter.org. Whenever you attend a (virtual or in-person) SciStarter event or participate in one of the projects listed on Verizon.SciStarter.org, please return to the corporate volunteer portal to register and get credit for your service hours. … Read more “Webinar Recording: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet”

Categories: Global Citizen Science Month, Verizon, webinar

Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!

You’re Invited! Designed specifically for Verizon’s Corporate Employee Volunteers but open to all, tomorrow’s webinar provides an introduction to citizen science and then to SciStarter, an organization and online portal that helps people find, join, and participate in citizen science projects. A step-by-step guide will show how to use SciStarter to find local to global … Read more “Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Events, webinar

Gift Guide for the Explorers on Your List

Does your holiday shopping list include an adventurer yearning to explore a wider world? A science-curious friend or significant other? Behold, our Annual SciStarter Gift Giving Guide! Holiday Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster

Review: Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima. By Aya Hirata Kimura. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.  Radiation and Food Safety In March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that would result in a tragic loss of life. Water overtook the … Read more “Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science

Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association

You’re Invited to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Virtual Conference! Join us tomorrow on Saturday, December 7, starting at 10:00 am ET, to learn about the value of connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, to hear from educators who have implemented successful programs, and to explore ways you can connect your learning environment to … Read more “Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association”

Categories: Education, Events, Science Education Standards