We present to you a graphic-designed version of the month of July from our “Year in Citizen Science” Google Calendar.
You can add to the Google Calendar whenever you wish, to any month in the year, by emailing Erica Chenoweth at EricaC@SciStarter.org. Each month, Erica will release a printable version of the calendar featuring some of the events from the Google Calendar.
You can also copy events from our public Google Calendar to your own personal Google Calendar. Simply click the event you’re interested in and click “copy to my calendar.”
The Google Calendar includes events from SciStarter’s online Event Finder, but is separate from it because the Google Calendar includes general prompts for citizen science (like participating in bird projects on National Bird Day) in addition to specific events that can be found on SciStarter’s Event Finder (like the Prairie Corridor Bioblitz on Denton Prairie).
We still urge you to post your specific event (like a webinar or a bioblitz) to SciStarter’s Event Finder, because then your event will be included on the SciStarter.org website and you can utilize the People Finder to message SciStarter users about your event. Also, your event will be cross-posted with the Google Calendar once you add it to SciStarter.
For more general ideas (for example, a New Moon or National Dog Day idea) that you want to tie-in to citizen science, email Erica Chenoweth at EricaC@SciStarter.org about the the Google Calendar.
Erica, an Alaskan and the key architect of the Google Calendar, added many of the events from an Alaskan perspective. Usually, it doesn’t matter for our days (National Cat Day just begins in Alaska at midnight in their time zone and midnight wherever you happen to be), but every once in a while, there’s a little quirk of science. For example, the equinox happens at a single moment, so it may be on the wrong day on some of your calendars, but in Alaska, it’s on the 21st.
If you have any questions or just want to chat about science, feel free to reach out to Erica! She’s in the CitSci Convos Facebook group hosted by SciStarter, so feel free to post in there, as well, if you want to talk about ways you’re organizing events to celebrate citizen science.