Managing editor Jenny Cutraro is stepping down to dedicate herself full-time to Science Storytellers, a program she founded that bridges science engagement, education, and journalism. Science Storytellers invites kids to sit down face-to-face with a scientist and to have a conversation about that scientist’s research, much as a science journalist would do, and to then write a story … Read more “SciStarter’s awesome managing editors.”
The new report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is out: “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection.” This report is a follow-up to the Council’s first report, “Environmental Protection Belongs to the People.” There are ten recommendations to the EPA in the report(s). As articulated … Read more “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection”
Looking for something to do this weekend? There are more than FIFTY citizen science events taking place today through Sunday. Among them, the City Nature Challenge and the citizen science at the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway! Check out SciStarter’s April event calendar to find something near you.
Here’s a new report on the Citizen Science Maker Summit, hosted by Arizona State University and SciStarter in October, 2016. The report, “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps” [ http://links.asu.edu/ASUCitizenScienceMakerSummitReport ] highlights activities from the Summit, provides links to speakers’ recorded talks [also posted to the http://makersummit.asu.edu website ], … Read more “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps”
Well done citizen scientists! On Citizen Science Day, you joined more than 180 projects through SciStarter and made more than 20,000 new contributions to just six projects featured on Your Research Mission! There’s still time to accept “Your Research Mission” to participate in any three projects among those we selected for this special mission. Complete … Read more “On Citizen Science Day, citizen scientists joined 180 projects through SciStarter and made 20,000 contributions to six featured projects!”
Month-long events include hands-on activities like nature festivals, museum events, trainings, bioblitzes, and more. The “citizen science” movement is gathering momentum, as scientists, policy makers, and the public themselves recognize that EVERYONE can make meaningful contributions to research. SciStarter is teaming up with the Citizen Science Association to raise awareness of hundreds of events and … Read more “Citizen Science Day celebrates and recruits people who engage in large-scale and local research”
Reposted from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Are you interested in citizen science? Are you looking for new ways to engage with your community members, and would you like to encourage science discovery with more of your users? If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this exciting webinar … Read more “Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond”
Come participate in meaningful research on the environment, genetics, biology and more at the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) this weekend! Visit booth # 951 to learn what citizen science is, and how to do interesting projects at home using the SciStarter website. Here’s an inspiring video that describes the awesomeness of this festival! … Read more “Citizen Science and Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival”