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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)”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News

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

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

Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.

SciStarter offers something for anyone who is curious or concerned about the natural world. In this edition, we highlight Fall projects the Girl Scouts are doing all across the nation. But anyone can participate in these projects! Girl Scouts USA and SciStarter have joined forces on the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey” featuring a handful of curated projects (some … Read more “Five ways to engage in science near you…outside.”

Categories: About Us, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

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, Staff Spotlight

@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

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