How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together

On a beautiful Fall, Saturday morning in Brunswick, Maine (a small mid-coast town known for Bowdoin College), the Curtis Memorial Library held its annual How-To Festival, which brings together local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Attendees shared their skills and knowledge of doing all things under the sun, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone … Read more “How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events

Citizen Science in the Classroom: I See Change

Image Source: Pixabay.com Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder is … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: I See Change”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, In the News, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards, SciStarter News

Frankenstein Outside the Castle

Dr. Frankenstein in L.I.F.E | Image courtesy of ASU It’s alive! The first time Mary Shelley introduced Dr. Frankenstein’s lab in her 1818 novel, she described it as “a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house… I kept my workshop of filthy creation… The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many … Read more “Frankenstein Outside the Castle”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Featured Projects, Gaming, Project Profile

Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

In January 2017, eleven field science advocates gathered in an unlikely location: indoors. These individuals were educators, scientists, and web platform developers participating in the Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education workshop, hosted by BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workshop focused on georeferenced field studies, which are projects that … Read more “Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events, Science Practices, Workshops

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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