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”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, Gaming

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”

Categories: About Us, Calendar

Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

Thursday, November 111:00 a.m. Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine for a webinar release of this new report from the Board on Science Education. SciStarter’s founder and Professor of Practice at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, Darlene Cavalier, is a co-author of this report. From … Read more “Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other

Team Member Spotlight: Caroline Nickerson

Want to get to know the people behind the curtain a little bit better? Tune in to our “team member spotlight” series! You’ll meet the people who make SciStarter work and learn what makes them tick. One thing we all have in common? A love for citizen science. This week, we’re featuring Caroline Nickerson. Caroline … Read more “Team Member Spotlight: Caroline Nickerson”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, SciStarter News

@52CitScientists

The idea for the @52CitScientists account sprang from a conversation between Mar Dixon and Darlene Cavalier. Soon after, they enlisted Zsófi Szendrei to grow the account and make it a success. You can find @52CitScientists on Twitter and Instagram. Mar Dixon is a self-described “troublemaker for sectors who need a kick up the bum.” SciStarter has a unique … Read more “@52CitScientists”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Project Profile, SciStarter News

Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge! National Constitution Week is September 17-22. To celebrate, we are partnering with iCivics, the nation’s leading provider of civic education, to help America raise its game. The Constitution is the heart of our democracy, but how well do we really know the rights it guarantees? Let’s find out. We’re … Read more “Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge”

Categories: Education, Events, Gaming, Other

Would you like to get involved with SciStarter?

Occasionally, we’ve received emails from people who want to volunteer at SciStarter in some capacity. Some of these people volunteered their way into paid positions, earned service hours or other credits, leveraged their experiences and new contacts  to launch careers, or still volunteer with us (after many years). Of course, some folks never made it … Read more “Would you like to get involved with SciStarter?”

Categories: About Us, Volunteer at SciStarter

Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.

SciStarter is curating “How To” videos for citizen science. Many of the featured projects’ leaders recorded their own video on a smart phone! You can, too! Help people understand how to do your project by showing them a brief video tutorial. Here are tips to consider: Introduce yourself and what you do. Briefly describe the … Read more “Tips to create a “How To” video for your citizen science project.”

Categories: About Us, SciStarter News, videos