The Science of Words

We’re shuffling science into the language department as we explore citizen science projects about words. Explore the science of words by checking out these projects, fit for lovers of literature and armchair museum curators! Investigating Word Modalities Help determine whether certain words are associated with sight and sound. Complete an online questionnaire, assessing the “sensory … Read more “The Science of Words”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Experience NEON’s Citizen Science Academy Online

Are you looking for a way to include citizen science in your teaching but not sure where to start? NEON’s Citizen Science Academy (CSA) is a new professional development resource designed to help educators successfully engage learners in key aspects of citizen science from making observations and measurements, to visualization, and more. NEON’s CSA offers facilitated, … Read more “Experience NEON’s Citizen Science Academy Online”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Education Standards, Workshops

EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revamped its Citizen Science website to provide new resources and success stories to assist the public in conducting scientific research and collecting data to better understand their local environment and address issues of concern. The website can be found here. “Citizen Science is an increasingly important … Read more “EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities”

Categories: Climate & Weather, In the News, Science Policy

Webinar: “What’s Being Measured on Creating Organism and Site Attributes” will be planning a “Feature Friday” webinar where you, as members of the growing citizen science community, are invited to offer your ideas and thoughts about improvements to Their team will demonstrate how to use the website feature and take feedback. The January webinar will focus on “What’s Being Measured,” and this discussion … Read more “Webinar: “What’s Being Measured on Creating Organism and Site Attributes””

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Workshops

Citizen Science in the Classroom Series: CoCoRaHS

Using Citizen Science Weather Data Collection with CoCoRaHS to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards Grades: 2nd-6th Grades Description: The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is hosted by the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University. It is a network of citizen scientists and classrooms (K-12) that participate in a … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom Series: CoCoRaHS”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Science Education Standards

Keeping the Kids Involved: A Look at COPPA and Citizen Science

This is a guest post by Anne Bowser, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland College of Library and Information Science, and a Research Assistant with the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Citizen science allows anyone and everyone to experience the thrill of scientific discovery. Children, who love being … Read more “Keeping the Kids Involved: A Look at COPPA and Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Science Policy

Audubon’s Adopt A Bird

Is your friend or family member an ornithologist, a conservationist, or a general appreciator of the environment? How about a Baltimore Orioles or Philadelphia Eagles fan?  Stanford Cardinal? Consider adopting a bird through Audubon’s gift program! (Orioles, eagles, and cardinals among a number of other birds are all available for adoption). For $30, through the … Read more “Audubon’s Adopt A Bird”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Ecology & Environment