Eyes on the Rise: Sea Level Rise Rally

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Robert Gutsche, Jr., Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University and a part of the team at Eyes on the Rise, a crowd-hydrology citizen science project. University and high school students at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus are … Read more “Eyes on the Rise: Sea Level Rise Rally”

Categories: Citizen Science

Stewards of the Stream: When Citizen Science Meets Water Quality

Keep track of water quality and learn about environmental stewardship with Stream Team. Looking for more water monitoring projects?  We’ve got you covered! Spencer Towle is a senior at Cate School in Carpinteria. As we walk down to a bioswale on the campus, this San Francisco native with a head of unruly brown hair describes … Read more “Stewards of the Stream: When Citizen Science Meets Water Quality”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Ocean & Water

Wisconsin’s Water Action Volunteers – Making Waves for Action [GUEST POST]

Monitor the quality and quantity of Wisconsin’s streams with Water Action Volunteers. Interested in water monitoring projects? We’ve got you covered!   Human uses of the land impact the quality and quantity of waters in local streams, which in turn, can affect our recreational activities such as fishing, boating and swimming, and our drinking water quality. … Read more “Wisconsin’s Water Action Volunteers – Making Waves for Action [GUEST POST]”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water

Your Citizen Science Idea Could Fly to Mars and Win You $20,000 from NASA!

Buckle up folks, ‘cause NASA is coming to you with a challenge. On Saturday, NASA announced at the World Maker Faire in New York that it has opened up registration for the ‘Mars Balance Mass Challenge’. The space agency has had a history of engaging citizen scientists through online crowdsourcing initiatives such as Target Asteroids!, … Read more “Your Citizen Science Idea Could Fly to Mars and Win You $20,000 from NASA!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Citizen Science and Water Monitoring: How Healthy is the Water Near You?

On September 18th of each year, the World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) encourages people around the world to test the quality of the water near them, share their findings, and become inspired to protect one of the most important (if not the most important) resource on our planet. In celebration of the WWMC, our editors are floating … Read more “Citizen Science and Water Monitoring: How Healthy is the Water Near You?”

Categories: Citizen Science

Citizen Science 2015 meeting: proposal deadline approaching

Mark your calendars for Citizen Science 2015, the first meeting of the Citizen Science Association (CSA). The meeting will take place on February 11th-12th in San Jose California, a pre-conference to AAAS’s annual meeting. The two-day event will focus on “building connections and exchanging ideas across a wide spectrum of disciplines and experiences”. Anyone interested … Read more “Citizen Science 2015 meeting: proposal deadline approaching”

Categories: Citizen Science

Citizen Science in the Classrom: Mapping Mars and Be a Martian with NASA

Editor’s Note: This post has been republished and shared in celebration of SciStarter’s Back To School campaign where you will find 10 citizen science projects aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.   Students Explore the Surface of Mars and Contribute to Citizen Science From Their Classroom Grades: 1st -12th Description: The National Aeronautics and Space … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classrom: Mapping Mars and Be a Martian with NASA”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Science Education Standards

Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration

Editor’s Note: This post has been republished and shared in celebration of SciStarter’s Back To School campaign where you will find 10 citizen science projects aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.   Using Journey North’s Monarch Project to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards Citizen Science and Monarch Migration as a Teaching Tool … Read more “Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards

Citizen Science in the Classroom: Monitoring Dragonflies

Using Pond Watch citizen science project, monitoring dragonflies, in the classroom to meet Next Generation Science Standards and other teaching standards. … Read more

Categories: Analyzing and interpreting data, Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering), Citizen Science, Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering), Developing and using models, Engaging in argument from evidence, Insects, Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information, Planning and carrying out investigations, Science Education Standards, Science Practices, Using mathematics and computational thinking

Back to School with Citizen Science and NGSS!

Make citizen science a part of your classroom routine with SciStarter’s Back to School Series! Here are 10 citizen science projects you can use in your classroom. SciStarter’s Karen McDonald aligned them with the new Next Generation Science Standards! Click the title of each project to link to detailed blog posts describing how the project can work in … Read more “Back to School with Citizen Science and NGSS!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Science Education Standards