Citizen Science and The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling. Nov 12–14 Washington, DC

Planning to attend the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting? SciStarter’s founder, Darlene Cavalier will be there to speak about “Citizen science and crowd-sourcing among other options for universities to move forward and find new ways to collectively address societal challenges.” 11/12 1:45–3:00 p.m. Delaware Suite The Knowledge Paradox: How Can Expertise Be … Read more “Citizen Science and The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling. Nov 12–14 Washington, DC”

Categories: Events, SciStarter News

Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA

Philadelphia, Penn. – (October 10, 2017) –SciStarter and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are teaming up to encourage girls to pursue citizen science activities and exploration with new programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” series developed specifically to … Read more “Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, SciStarter News

Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks

This week is Shark Week so we wanted to celebrate by returning to three posts written about Sevengill Sharks and ways you can support their conservation through the Sevengill Sharks Tracking Project.  The first post (seen below) was published in 2013 with others following in 2015 and 2016.  Not really into carnivorous fish? Check out … Read more “Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and CoCoRaHS Wants to Know Where and How Many Fell

You may have noticed some strange weather recently where you live. For example, in February, it reached 100o in Mangum, Oklahoma when 56o is the average. For the first time ever, temperatures in Antartica rose to the high 60s. And when was the last time you saw a headline reading Hawaii Has Had More Snow … Read more “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs and CoCoRaHS Wants to Know Where and How Many Fell”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Project Profile

Thankful for the Holidays and Citizen Science

Last week was Thanksgiving, and all of us at SciStarter contributed to a list of which citizen science projects we are most thankful for. Although a number of projects came to mind, one stood out for me because it actually pulled me into the field of citizen science. This was ten years ago, and at … Read more “Thankful for the Holidays and Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Computers & Technology

If you sleep or age, you can do these projects!

Citizen Science about you. Contribute to research on sleeping, aging, and even your fidgeting habits. Something for everyone.  Below, we highlight five fun projects that contribute to our understanding of the human race.  Find more with the SciStarter Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Announcing the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference

Join practitioners and researchers from across the field of citizen science from May 17-20 in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the 2017  Citizen Science Association conference. Sessions will span disciplines and sectors, with a focus on making citizen science relevant and useful to more communities. The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations, a citizen … Read more “Announcing the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Events

Conversations in Citizen Science: Alberta Chu of FaceTopo, a project to crowdsource face data!

The beauty of citizen science is that it gives non-professional researchers the chance to get up close and personal with science. But when SciStarter interviewed citizen scientists this summer, they learned that the number one reason volunteers quit a project was because the scientists never replied to them. Think about all of your experiences collecting data from your … Read more “Conversations in Citizen Science: Alberta Chu of FaceTopo, a project to crowdsource face data!”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Project Profile