You’re Invited: Planning Global Citizen Science Month, April 2020

Global Citizen Science Month April 2020 is Global Citizen Science Month, and SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association, and many other partners from around the world will provide free resources, support, and an event calendar to help you promote your event or share local events and projects with your communities.     I’m … Read more “You’re Invited: Planning Global Citizen Science Month, April 2020”

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Mark Your Calendars for CitSci2021

Mark your calendars for May 2021! The 2021 Citizen Science Association conference (#CitSci2021) will be at School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University (ASU), our partners in citizen science innovation. SciStarter is a proud research affiliate of ASU. Our founder and founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, Darlene … Read more “Mark Your Calendars for CitSci2021”

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The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference

From March 13-17, the Citizen Science Association hosted their biennial conference, “Growing our Family Tree,” in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference was referred to as #CitSci2019 on social media. The SciStarter team came together to attend various events, give presentations, hatch new ideas with potential collaborators, and celebrate citizen science. Below are selected reflections and … Read more “The SciStarter Team Reflects on the Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Year in Citizen Science: May Calendar

We present to you a graphic-designed version of the month of May from our “Year in Citizen Science” Google Calendar. You can add to the Google Calendar whenever you wish, to any month in the year, by emailing Erica Chenoweth at EricaC@SciStarter.org. Each month, Erica will release a printable version of the calendar featuring some of … Read more “Year in Citizen Science: May Calendar”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Do-It-Yourself, Events

American Spring LIVE

SciStarter on Nature: American Spring LIVE, airing tonight and tomorrow on PBS

Starting last night, on April 29, PBS began their American Spring LIVE show. As they describe on their website, “Spring is one of nature’s greatest performances – a time of rebirth, renewed energy and dramatic transformations. For three consecutive nights, Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local … Read more “SciStarter on Nature: American Spring LIVE, airing tonight and tomorrow on PBS”

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New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments

Citizen science (public participation in scientific research) often calls for tools you won’t find lying around the house, such as a rain gauge to record precipitation or an air quality sensor. Lack of access to these tools can be a barrier to engaging in citizen science projects. To address this, SciStarter is creating a relational … Read more “New citizen science tools database to discover and access the right instruments”

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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)”

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Calling all Librarians: Citizen Science Day 2019 Invitation

Dear Librarian, Libraries and similar venues are public spaces where community members, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic level, or education level, can engage in a variety of activities.  May we suggest citizen science, which enables ordinary people to advance real scientific research?  Professional scientists need your help, and connecting through citizen science projects offers … Read more “Calling all Librarians: Citizen Science Day 2019 Invitation”

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Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

Post by Ruthanna Gordon, Ph.D. She is a steering committee member of the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science. One strength of citizen science is in its ability to gather granular, hyper-local data—and to bring that data together into a big-picture understanding of what’s happening nationally or globally. How are patterns of rainfall shifting … Read more “Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing”

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