All Water Is Connected: Citizen Scientists Monitor Virginia Water Quality

Photo Source: Creative Commons, Nicolas Henderson on Twitter The Virginia Beach Blue Water Task Force works all twelve months of the year. When we visit the beach, water quality is the last thing most of us want to worry about. Virginia Beach receives more than 15 million tourists each year, and both the state Department … Read more “All Water Is Connected: Citizen Scientists Monitor Virginia Water Quality”

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

NASA Go Clouds

Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds

Source: NASA Go Clouds Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Project Profile

Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge! National Constitution Week is September 17-22. To celebrate, we are partnering with iCivics, the nation’s leading provider of civic education, to help America raise its game. The Constitution is the heart of our democracy, but how well do we really know the rights it guarantees? Let’s find out. We’re … Read more “Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge”

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SciStarter in the Classroom

Here are our picks of the week for educators and learners (and, really, aren’t we all life-long learners?). Each project includes lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Ooooooh! The school bell is about to ring. Here’s to a great year of learning and contributing to science. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

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Would you like to get involved with SciStarter?

Occasionally, we’ve received emails from people who want to volunteer at SciStarter in some capacity. Some of these people volunteered their way into paid positions, earned service hours or other credits, leveraged their experiences and new contacts  to launch careers, or still volunteer with us (after many years). Of course, some folks never made it … Read more “Would you like to get involved with SciStarter?”

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Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.

SciStarter is curating “How To” videos for citizen science. Many of the featured projects’ leaders recorded their own video on a smart phone! You can, too! Help people understand how to do your project by showing them a brief video tutorial. Here are tips to consider: Introduce yourself and what you do. Briefly describe the … Read more “Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.”

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