While you may know her as the founder of our beloved SciStarter, Darlene Cavalier also spearheads a unique organization called Science Cheerleader, a sister site that promotes science literacy, citizen science, and science policy with the help of scientists and engineers who just happen to be current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders!
Darlene was recently featured on StoryCollider, a podcast (which you should also subscribe to!) that promotes science through storytelling. Below, you can listen to Darlene’s personal account about the inspiration for Science Cheerleader and how it launched SciStarter as well as the growth of the citizen scientist community as a whole.
As citizen scientists, we’re all cheerleaders for science to some degree, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we have to stay on the sidelines.