Wildlife Disease Citizen Science

Wild animals get sick from parasites, fungi, and other causes just like people and pets do, but they don’t usually have doctors to help them get better. Instead, you can help them with citizen science! Below, we highlight five projects that study wildlife diseases. Find more projects on SciStarter to do now, or bookmark your … Read more “Wildlife Disease Citizen Science”

Categories: Amphibians, Animals, Citizen Science, Insects, Newsletter

Make a Difference by Counting Croaks

This is an except of a story that ran in the February 2015 issue of Association of Zoos and Aquariums monthly magazine, Connect. Looking for amphibious citizen science projects? Look no further! SciStarter has some lined up for you right here. By Cathie Gandel At dusk, Carolyn Rinaldi and her 14-year-old daughter sit silently on the … Read more “Make a Difference by Counting Croaks”

Categories: Amphibians, Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Coop’s Scoop: Amphibian and Reptile Citizen Science on the next #CitSciChat

There are millions of people taking part in citizen science across the world, and thousands of practitioners – scientists, educators, computer scientists, and activists – organizing citizen science projects. Citizen science has emerged as a new discipline, with novel ways of enabling scientific research, informing policy and conservation, and motivating learning. New organizations, such as … Read more “Coop’s Scoop: Amphibian and Reptile Citizen Science on the next #CitSciChat”

Categories: Amphibians, Citizen Science

California Dreaming

Citizen scientists document in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles help document reptiles and amphbians in Southern California to aid in conservation efforts. Find more information about participating in RASCals, the citizen science project on SciStarter and watch out for our herptile themed newsletter! by Sharman Apt Russell This June, I walked … Read more “California Dreaming”

Categories: Amphibians, Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

‘Snapshots in Time’: Spotting a Spotted Salamander

by Aditi Joshi Are you a resident of the northern US or Canada? You can help scientists to spot amphibians! Welcome Spring! As the temperature rises, the beauty of spring unfolds: snow melts, flowers bloom, and birds begin to chirp. In the amphibian world, spring marks the beginning of breeding activities. Among amphibians, wood frogs … Read more “‘Snapshots in Time’: Spotting a Spotted Salamander”

Categories: Amphibians, Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Philly citizens help toads cross the road

They come by the hundreds, always under cover of night: It’s the annual migration of American toads in Upper Roxborough, a suburb of Philadelphia. And that means it’s time for the Toad Detour, when citizens and officials come together to close local roads—and educate commuters—so the amphibians can cross safely to their breeding grounds. From … Read more “Philly citizens help toads cross the road”

Categories: Amphibians, Animals, Biology, Nature & Outdoors