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Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019

SciStarter, the Citizen Science Association, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to announce Citizen Science Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019! The fourth annual Citizen Science Day celebrates and raises awareness about the amazing volunteers, projects, and scientific breakthroughs that are part of citizen science, encourages new people to get involved, and … Read more “Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, In the News, National Citizen Science Day, SciStarter News

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Taking the First Steps: Libraries and Citizen Science

Editor’s Note: You got to know Dan with his team member spotlight. Now you can read about his perspective on and work with libraries!  If you haven’t visited your local public library in a while or if you just pop in from time to time, I highly recommend you take some time to look around … Read more “Taking the First Steps: Libraries and Citizen Science”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, SciStarter News

Update from Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter

Periodically, SciStarter will publish updates from Darlene. What do you think we should call these installments? After you vote, make sure you scroll down and read our latest “Darlene Update.” Loading… Good morning! We hope you and your communities can make use of these free resources designed to support new and seasoned participants. 1) Check … Read more “Update from Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, SciStarter News

New Book Review Series

We have an exciting announcement! Beginning in October of this year, SciStarter is partnering with Dr. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher’s research team to begin publishing monthly book reviews of books focusing on citizen science. Dr. Mehlenbacher’s team at the University of Waterloo includes both undergraduate and graduate students. Housed in the English Department, the team’s research focuses on, among … Read more “New Book Review Series”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Education, SciStarter News

Interview with David Huang, creator of Help a Scientist!

Help a Scientist!, created by David Huang, is a web browser extension. Every time you open a new browser tab, you discover real citizen science projects from SciStarter that you can contribute to. We sat down with David to hear a little bit about what inspired him. David is a 17-year-old incoming freshman at the University … Read more “Interview with David Huang, creator of Help a Scientist!”

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

Connected Learning Summit

On August 1, 2, and 3, MIT Media Lab and several other sponsors hosted the first iteration of the annual Connected Learning Summit. I attended this conference to support my SciStarter colleague, Lea Shell, who absolutely ROCKED her “ignite” talk at the close of the conference.  But as I attended each successive day of the … Read more “Connected Learning Summit”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, SciStarter News

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BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

Created in 1958 as the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) within the National Science Foundation, BSCS Science Learning is now an independent 501(c)(3) with over 60 years of research and educational training, focusing on science learning. Their mission is to transform science education “so that all students have an opportunity to learn science for their … Read more “BSCS Report: Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Education

Join #MissionMonarch

Do you live in Mexico, the United States, or Canada? Then starting tomorrow, you can join in the second International Monarch Monitoring Blitz. From July 28 to August 5, it’s time for #MissionMonarch. By joining in on the Blitz, you help identify the monarch butterfly’s breeding sites, a task essential to its survival. You can … Read more “Join #MissionMonarch”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Events, Nature & Outdoors, Project Profile

Join a National Moth Week Event Near You!

Tomorrow, on Saturday, July 21, Moth Week will commence! Running until Sunday, July 29, Moth Week is a way for people of all ages all around the world to come together to celebrate the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. These self-described “Moth-ers” are in fact citizen scientists, as one of the key missions … Read more “Join a National Moth Week Event Near You!”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events