Gift Guide for the Explorers on Your List

Does your holiday shopping list include an adventurer yearning to explore a wider world? A science-curious friend or significant other? Behold, our Annual SciStarter Gift Giving Guide! Holiday Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster

Review: Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima. By Aya Hirata Kimura. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.  Radiation and Food Safety In March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that would result in a tragic loss of life. Water overtook the … Read more “Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science

Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association

You’re Invited to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Virtual Conference! Join us tomorrow on Saturday, December 7, starting at 10:00 am ET, to learn about the value of connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, to hear from educators who have implemented successful programs, and to explore ways you can connect your learning environment to … Read more “Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association”

Categories: Education, Events, Science Education Standards

Boston is WICKED hot. This is what they’re doing about it.

Want to learn more about this initiative? Check out the Wicked Hot Boston series, Parts One and Two. Want to address climate hazards in your community? Head over to SciStarter.org/NOAA to find a citizen science project. Wicked Hot Boston It’s true: the world is getting hotter, and Boston is becoming WICKED hot.  This past summer, … Read more “Boston is WICKED hot. This is what they’re doing about it.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Events

Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library: Ideas, Tips, and Resources from SciStarter and STAR Net

Citizen Science at Your Library Citizen science can open up a world of free STEAM learning opportunities for library patrons. From identifying butterflies to measuring light pollution, citizen science offers unique ways to engage every patron and allow them to contribute to the greater scientific community. With welcoming environments and equitable access to resources, libraries … Read more “Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library: Ideas, Tips, and Resources from SciStarter and STAR Net”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, libraries

Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)

SciStarter (SciStarter.org)  is engaged in a large corporate employee volunteer program to introduce employees to citizen science through online and in-person events across the country and to train and engage them in a number of SciStarter affiliate projects (see SciStarter.org/API to learn more about affiliates). For this program, we are seeking local partners to collaborate with … Read more “Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, API, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science Month, Other

Book Review: Seeking the Sasquatch

Gordon, David George. The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. Mountaineers Books, 2015. 176 pages. Paperback US$12.26. It’s late, and you’re seeking shelter for the night after a long hike. Something’s lurking among the shadows; pungent wafts of musk barrage your nostrils. In the soft mud, you … Read more “Book Review: Seeking the Sasquatch”

Categories: Book Review, Nature & Outdoors

You’re Invited: Planning Global Citizen Science Month, April 2020

Global Citizen Science Month April 2020 is Global Citizen Science Month, and SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association, and many other partners from around the world will provide free resources, support, and an event calendar to help you promote your event or share local events and projects with your communities.     I’m … Read more “You’re Invited: Planning Global Citizen Science Month, April 2020”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science News, Events, Global Citizen Science Month