What’s not to LOVE about Citizen Science?

Advance research about heart health, early childhood development, animal lifespans, and more. Then, mark your calendars! Citizen Science Day is April 13. Sign up to join the global Megathon and help us accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library. Librarians: Check out the free Citizen Science Day webinars featured below. … Read more “What’s not to LOVE about Citizen Science?”

Categories: Featured Projects, Newsletter, Webinar, webinar, Workshops

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About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)

I thought it would be helpful to provide a description of what SciStarter’s Participant API is and why a growing number of projects and platforms are implementing it and becoming SciStarter Affiliates in the process. A little background. SciStarter had been “merely” a database where project scientists would add their projects and citizen scientists would find … Read more “About SciStarter’s “Participant API,” used by 50+ citizen science projects (and counting)”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News

Figure 4: Selected air quality sensors at the ADEQ reference monitor site in South Phoenix.

SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors

In early 2018, Scistarter and Arizona State University began the process of collaborating with a local community, Boulder Ridge, to measure the quality of its air. Boulder Ridge is a 55 and older retirement community in Phoenix. Over the past three years, Boulder Ridge residents began to notice increased blasting, crushing, and trucking out of … Read more “SciStarter, researchers, regulators, and community residents collaborate to test air quality sensors”

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Book Review — Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science

Chandra Clarke, Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science, 2nd ed. $2.25 Kindle, $6.99 Paperback. Chandra Clarke’s self-published second edition of Be The Change: Saving the World With Citizen Science encourages readers to make the world a better place by engaging in citizen science. The book is divided into two main parts, with … Read more “Book Review — Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science

American Spring LIVE

Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience

Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS, Nature: American Spring LIVE presents the change from winter to spring in real time from iconic locations across America. The series will include … Read more “Nature: American Spring LIVE, premieres April 29 on PBS. #citizenscience”

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,  “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design” in now available in print. In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited … Read more “Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities By Design”

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Rams vs. Patriots: Citizen Science Projects with the Science Cheerleaders

We’re highlighting five citizen science projects to celebrate the Super Bowl! In this newsletter, we’re also featuring the Science Cheerleaders: current and former NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing science careers. These SciCheers hail from L.A. and Boston. Our editors included a project for all the fans traveling to Atlanta for the big game! Cheers! The … Read more “Rams vs. Patriots: Citizen Science Projects with the Science Cheerleaders”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Science Cheerleaders

Starting a Citizen Science Club at a University

Why Start a Club? Creating a citizen science student organization is a great way to build community both on campus and in your local community. Citizen science provides a platform for peers to share their individual interests and passions while working together on unique projects. Citizen science student organizations are able to give members an … Read more “Starting a Citizen Science Club at a University”

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Libraries – Coming Soon to a Citizen Science Conference Near You!

If you are a fan of public libraries (and I’m assuming everyone is a fan of public libraries), I’ve got some exciting news for you!  Citizen Science practitioners and public libraries have been taking a good look at each other and finding ways of partnering to the mutual benefit of both.  If you are attending … Read more “Libraries – Coming Soon to a Citizen Science Conference Near You!”

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