Small, portable sensors connected to your phone or computer are growing in popularity among citizen scientists. With this project, you can purchase a sensor to study photosynthesis. Get started!
Bioblitzes are fun events where volunteers and scientists find and identify as many species in an area as possible, often one day. The National Parks Service and the National Geographic Society are teaming up to host bioblitzes across the United States. Get started!
Photo: Allen Hirsch
Bird in Hand
Capture birds in mist nets, record information, band the birds, and release them so that they can be monitored. The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory will be hosting a bird banding demonstration on April 30. Get started!
Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program
Precise, systematic surveys are an important technique used by many research projects. Carefully following a set of search methods leads to reliable data. Volunteers with this project use surveys to record the location and health of rare plants in Wisconsin. Get started!
The Lost Ladybug Project
Snapping and sharing pictures is a simple and effective way to contribute data to many projects, including this one. Take a picture of a ladybug, share it with this project, and they’ll keep track of the population and distribution of ladybugs. Get started!
Citizen Science Day
SciStarter is a proud partner of Citizen Science Day, presented by the Citizen Science Association. This celebration kicked off on April 16 and runs thru May 21!
Arvind Suresh is science communicator and a former laboratory biologist, he has a Master’s degree in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys reading, teaching, talking and writing science. Connect with him on Twitter @suresh_arvind.