Celebrating Citizen Science on April 13

Citizen Science Day falls on Saturday, April 13, and we are encouraging you to celebrate by doing citizen science! There are so many ways to engage. The featured activity this year is the Stall Catchers Megathon, a gamified, inter-generational way to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library. If you … Read more “Celebrating Citizen Science on April 13”

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Webinar Recording Available for Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!

On Wednesday, February 20, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region hosted the “Midday at the Oasis: Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!” webinar. A recording of the webcast and presentation slides are now available on the Midday at the Oasis page.  You can also view the recording directly … Read more “Webinar Recording Available for Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!”

Categories: Citizen Science Day, libraries

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Registration for “Storytelling in Citizen Science” Workshop at the Citizen Science Association Conference

No matter who you are in the citizen science world – project coordinator, student, citizen science enthusiast – you can benefit from sharpening your writing and communication skills. Participants will emerge from this workshop with the first draft of an article that they can publish on SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network. This network includes the SciStarter, … Read more “Registration for “Storytelling in Citizen Science” Workshop at the Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!

From the NIH/ National Network of Libraries of Medicine Libraries are hubs for discovery and community engagement; imagine your library joining a real-time event with others around the world and contributing to real scientific research to speed up Alzheimer’s research! Citizen Science Day 2019 is Saturday, April 13. You and your library are invited to participate … Read more “Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming!”

Categories: National Citizen Science Day, NNLM, Webinar, webinar

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Hoping for optimality or designing for inclusion: Persistence, learning, and the social network of citizen science

A new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) analyzes the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a hands-on citizen science project, in the context of a meta-analysis of 54 other projects to “quantitatively explore” citizen science data. The article’s findings suggest that “hands-on citizen … Read more “Hoping for optimality or designing for inclusion: Persistence, learning, and the social network of citizen science”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research

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”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science

Calling all Librarians: Citizen Science Day 2019 Invitation

Dear Librarian, Libraries and similar venues are public spaces where community members, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic level, or education level, can engage in a variety of activities.  May we suggest citizen science, which enables ordinary people to advance real scientific research?  Professional scientists need your help, and connecting through citizen science projects offers … Read more “Calling all Librarians: Citizen Science Day 2019 Invitation”

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A Year of Citizen Science Calendar: December

As a gift to the citizen science community, this holiday season, SciStarter created a beautiful citizen science calendar!  This calendar was developed with the help of a lot of people. The Citizen Science Association Listserv and Jill Nugent compiled an awesome collection of events, and then Erica Chenoweth took this list and created a Google … Read more “A Year of Citizen Science Calendar: December”

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