Combating Climate Change: Advice from a Fellow of the Royal Society, England’s National Academy of Science, Which Launched on This Day in 1660

England’s Royal Society, the national academy founded on November 28, 1660, is still churning out loads of scientific excellence. In this blog, a current fellow shares how we can all help combat climate change. On November 28, 1660, English scientist Christopher Wren spoke at Gresham College in Central London, launching what is now the Royal … Read more “Combating Climate Change: Advice from a Fellow of the Royal Society, England’s National Academy of Science, Which Launched on This Day in 1660”

Categories: Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, This Day in Science History

Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!

This fall, students everywhere were treated to a citizen science virtual field trip organized by Discovery Education and the Girl Scouts of the USA. “Unleash Your Inner Scientist,” the title of virtual field trip,  featured SciStarter’s Founder, Darlene Cavalier, and was filmed on location at the 92-acre STEM Center of Excellence in Dallas, Texas. No … Read more “Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Events, Girl Scouts

Book Review: Introspection through citizen science

Busch, Akiko. The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science. Yale University Press, 2014. 256 pages. Paperback $US16.00 One evening as she was preparing dinner, Jennifer Doudna’s son noticed her laughing out loud.  The biochemist had been thinking about how bacteria have the ability to protect themselves by finding and clipping a virus’ DNA—CRISPR—a clever mechanism … Read more “Book Review: Introspection through citizen science”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors

Citizen Science in the Classroom: Raspberry Shake

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 is featured! In the … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: Raspberry Shake”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Project Profile

Part Three of Curio Series: Q&A with Co-Founder, Conor Nugent

This post is part three of a three-part series about how Curio can help citizens recognize, appreciate, and care for the highly beneficial green spaces around them. Special thanks to Megan Ray Nichols for putting all this together. Portions of this interview appeared in part one of this series. Part One | Part Two | Part Three What are … Read more “Part Three of Curio Series: Q&A with Co-Founder, Conor Nugent”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Environment

Part Two of Curio Series: A Word From Co-Founder, Paul Hickey

This post is part two of a three-part series about how Curio can help citizens recognize, appreciate, and care for the highly beneficial green spaces around them. Part One | Part Two | Part Three When I was 8 years old, a friend of mine fell from the very top of an extremely tall cypress … Read more “Part Two of Curio Series: A Word From Co-Founder, Paul Hickey”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Environment

Part One of Curio Series: Protect Urban Forests With Curio

This post is part one of a three-part series about how Curio can help citizens recognize, appreciate, and care for the highly beneficial green spaces around them. Part One | Part Two | Part Three The word “forest” can conjure an image of distant, thickly wooded area, straight from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Curio, an app and website, … Read more “Part One of Curio Series: Protect Urban Forests With Curio”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Environment

Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.

SciStarter offers something for anyone who is curious or concerned about the natural world. In this edition, we highlight Fall projects the Girl Scouts are doing all across the nation. But anyone can participate in these projects! Girl Scouts USA and SciStarter have joined forces on the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey” featuring a handful of curated projects (some … Read more “Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.”

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