Citizen Science Love: a Valentine’s Weekend Special!

Who needs chocolate, cards, roses, or a significant other, when you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with citizen science? Below you’ll find five projects we love. Visit SciStarter to find 1000 more. PS: If you have 30 seconds, consider taking this quick poll. We’re curious to learn more about the formal education level of the citizen science … Read more “Citizen Science Love: a Valentine’s Weekend Special!”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Events, Health, Nature & Outdoors

‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science

Photo: John Ohab 12 Days of Christmas The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together another edition of our ever popular annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team On the 1st Day of Christmas, Treezilla gave to me: A measuring tape around a pear tree, … Read more “‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Gaming, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Citizen Science!

Photo: USFWS For many people, Thanksgiving brings to mind family, friends, food, and football.  For us here at SciStarter, it’s a time to give thanks to you! So thank you for making the world a better place through citizen science. Below, you’ll find five projects that will put you in the Thanksgiving spirit! Visit the … Read more “Celebrate Thanksgiving with Citizen Science!”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Newsletter

The (Citizen) Science of Bird Branding

  Have you ever been interested in bird banding? If so, the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) has the citizen science program for you. For over three decades, SFBBO’s mission has been to conserve birds and their habitats through science and outreach. One of our longest-running citizen science programs is our bird banding research … Read more “The (Citizen) Science of Bird Branding”

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

The White House Wants Your Help to Stop the Decline in Pollinators

Pollinating animals play a crucial role in our food production system, and they are essential in maintaining the health and vitality of many ecosystems.  Unfortunately, many pollinator species, such as bees and butterflies, have been declining recently.  In response to that decline, the national Pollinator Health Task Force, commissioned by the White House, recently released … Read more “The White House Wants Your Help to Stop the Decline in Pollinators”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors

Winter Citizen Science Projects To Warm Your Heart and Mind

Winter weather is upon us! Many folks bundle up and venture outside to participate in citizen science, while others look for projects they can do indoors. Here’s a mitten-full of indoor and outdoor cold-weather projects for you to explore. Cheers! The SciStarter Team   Weather-IT This project is run by a graduate student who needs your … Read more “Winter Citizen Science Projects To Warm Your Heart and Mind”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself

Celebrating the Next Generation of Bird Watchers [Guest Post]

This guest post by Sharman Apt Russel describes a citizen science experience with the children in her daughter’s third-grade classroom. the project, Celebrate Urban Birds was one of our Top 14 Projects of 2014. Check out the rest of the projects on that list here. Celebrate Urban Birds is also one of more than 800 citizen … Read more “Celebrating the Next Generation of Bird Watchers [Guest Post]”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Nature & Outdoors

SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!

As we ring in the New Year, we’re celebrating the 14 Top Projects of 2014! These are the projects that received the most visits on the SciStarter website. Resolve to do more citizen science in 2015! We’ll help you with that goal. Happy New Year! Photo: Mike Hankey 1.  American Meteor Society – Meteor Observing Report meteors … Read more “SciStarter’s Top Fourteen Citizen Science Projects of 2014!”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Do-It-Yourself, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

COASST: Monitoring seabirds of the Pacific Northwest

Identify beached birds and help monitor the health of the coastal ecosystem. Looking for more summertime citizen science projects? Find them here.                 Do you enjoy long walks on the beach while taking in the surrounding wildlife? Are you concerned about environmental issues and passionate about community projects? … Read more “COASST: Monitoring seabirds of the Pacific Northwest”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors