The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference

From March 13-17, the Citizen Science Association hosted their biennial conference, “Growing our Family Tree,” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference was referred to as #CitSci2019 on social media. The SciStarter team came together to attend various events, give presentations, hatch new ideas with potential collaborators, and celebrate citizen science. Below are selected reflections and … Read more “The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science Conference, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science News, Events

#CitSciDay2019: Global Community

Citizen Science Day 2019 (#CitSciDay2019) results prove that all of us can make huge contributions to research. Citizen Science Day is an annual celebration presented by SciStarter and the Citizen Science Association in an effort to connect people to real research in need of their help.  It taps the curiosity and observations of people to … Read more “#CitSciDay2019: Global Community”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day

May the 4th Be With You!

Really, any day is a good day to engage in citizen science. Need some inspiration? “American Spring LIVE,” aired last week on PBS NATURE and it featured lots of citizen science projects in need of your help. Catch the recorded series on Facebook! Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Newsletter

Year in Citizen Science: May Calendar

We present to you a graphic-designed version of the month of May 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 … Read more “Year in Citizen Science: May Calendar”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Do-It-Yourself, Events

Citizen Science Connected

SciStarter and Science Connected are partnering to produce a new blog platform: Citizen Science Connected. Citizen science is a way for regular people to do real research, and the Citizen Science Connected platform is a place to tell those stories. The fields that citizen science advances are diverse: ecology, astronomy, medicine, psychology, linguistics, genetics, engineering, … Read more “Citizen Science Connected”

Categories: About Us, In the News

SciStarter on Nature: American Spring LIVE, airing tonight and tomorrow on PBS

Starting last night, on April 29, PBS began their American Spring LIVE show. As they describe on their website, “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 (check local … Read more “SciStarter on Nature: American Spring LIVE, airing tonight and tomorrow on PBS”

Categories: Citizen Science News, videos

SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science

Citizen Science is a podcast from SciStarter. This show spotlights the many different ways that individuals and communities are exploring and changing the world around them through public participation in science. Episodes feature conversations between project developers and volunteers, with subjects ranging from climate change to biodiversity to Alzheimer’s research to community science projects focused … Read more “SciStarter Releases New Podcast Series: Citizen Science”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Day, Project Profile

Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!

Today is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019), and our featured event is the Stall Catchers #Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with internet access) to help Cornell scientists better understand how stalled blood flow contributes to Alzheimer’s disease. We had our “catching hour” on Stall Catchers from 2 PM to 3 PM ET … Read more “Didn’t get to join the Megathon on #CitSciDay2019? You have until tomorrow at midnight!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day

Can you spare one hour tomorrow to help accelerate a year of Alzheimer’s research?

Tomorrow is Citizen Science Day (#CitSciDay2019) and there are many ways to celebrate. Add or find an event near you or access lots of free resources, including downloadable bookmarks, posters and more, on the Citizen Science Day page. The signature project this year is the Stall Catchers Megathon, an online game you can play from anywhere (with … Read more “Can you spare one hour tomorrow to help accelerate a year of Alzheimer’s research?”

Categories: Citizen Science Day

Innovation Meets Citizen Science

Citizen science has been around as long as science, but innovative approaches are opening doors to more and deeper forms of public participation. Below, our editors spotlight a few projects that feature new approaches, novel research, or low-cost instruments. They all provide opportunities to act upon issues you may care about. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Newsletter