LIVE: The Field Guide to Citizen Science–and other free resources from your library!

Please register to join us on Zoom on 04/21/2020, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET. It’s Citizen Science Month AND National Library Week! Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science…even online! Author Darlene Cavalier will bring to life The Field Guide to Citizen Science and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get involved … Read more “LIVE: The Field Guide to Citizen Science–and other free resources from your library!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Field Guide to Citizen Science

Want to help scientists fight coronavirus? Here are three COVID-19 research projects that need your help from home.

In this YouTube video, three scientists join the Associate Editor of Discover Magazine and the Managing Editor of SciStarter to provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. You can also find this video and the three featured projects at SciStarter.org/COVID-19 .    

Categories: Health, In the News

You can celebrate Citizen Science Month from home.

While we want you to celebrate Citizen Science Month, we all need to help flatten the curve to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Learn more about flattening the curve, below. As a Citizen Science Month event organizer or participant, you can stay home and still participate in Citizen Science Month. Here are seven ways … Read more “You can celebrate Citizen Science Month from home.”

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ASU researchers, including SciStarter’s founder, shine at world’s largest science meeting

The following are excerpts from ASU News: “ASU faculty shine at world’s largest science meeting,” by Joe Caspermeyer,  Manager (natural sciences), Media Relations & Strategic Communications, ASU  (joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu ). At the world’s largest general scientific meeting, Arizona State University researchers, faculty, staff and students gathered with colleagues to tackle some of society’s grand challenges as … Read more “ASU researchers, including SciStarter’s founder, shine at world’s largest science meeting”

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Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)

SciStarter (SciStarter.org)  is engaged in a large corporate employee volunteer program to introduce employees to citizen science through online and in-person events across the country and to train and engage them in a number of SciStarter affiliate projects (see SciStarter.org/API to learn more about affiliates). For this program, we are seeking local partners to collaborate with … Read more “Seeking local partners in specific locations to host an event during Citizen Science Month (April 2020)”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, API, Citizen Science Day, Citizen Science Month, Other

Pre-orders now available for “The Field Guide to Citizen Science”

Coming Soon! “The Field Guide to Citizen Science,” from the experts at SciStarter , published by Timber Press . Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. The citizen science movement is approachable and inclusive, making it … Read more “Pre-orders now available for “The Field Guide to Citizen Science””

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Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. Video

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , this video introduces the National Academies of Sciences, engineering, and Medicine’s report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design (2018) that identifies ways citizen science projects can be designed to effectively support learning.

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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)”

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