Citizen science comes to public television this April

This April, The Crowd & The Cloud brings you a 4-part public television series exploring citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile technology. You’ll find the SciStarter Project Finder on The Crowd & The Cloud website to help viewers of the show become do-ers of science!  Below we’ve highlighted each episode and related projects to jump start … Read more “Citizen science comes to public television this April”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Newsletter

MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference

There’s still time to register for the Citizen Science Association Conference (5/17-5/20 in Minneapolis, MN). Among many exciting events and discussions, and just before the opening reception on 5/17, MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton, will moderate a one-hour book panel discussion in the Grand Ballroom at the River Centre. The event, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Center … Read more “MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CSA 2017, Events

Making Citizen Science Tools Discoverable and Accessible

At SciStarter, we aim to make it easy to find and join meaningful citizen science projects. Choose a location, activity, or topic to find appropriate adventures and learn more about the project and what tools (sensors, digital scales, rain gauges, etc) are needed to participate. But, for many projects and would-be participants, there are challenges … Read more “Making Citizen Science Tools Discoverable and Accessible”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, SciStarter News

Thankful for the Holidays and Citizen Science

Last week was Thanksgiving, and all of us at SciStarter contributed to a list of which citizen science projects we are most thankful for. Although a number of projects came to mind, one stood out for me because it actually pulled me into the field of citizen science. This was ten years ago, and at … Read more “Thankful for the Holidays and Citizen Science”

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

GAO cites ECAST: “Practices to Engage Citizens and Effectively Implement Federal Initiatives”

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and payment of public funds. Today, the GAO published a new report to advise how the federal government can better engage citizens. Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) is cited as … Read more “GAO cites ECAST: “Practices to Engage Citizens and Effectively Implement Federal Initiatives””

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Science Policy

SciStarter at Science Centers, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual meeting starts this week. We wanted to share this quick information sheet about how SciStarter can be used with your museum, zoo, aquarium, or science center. Please feel free to share or distribute at the meeting. What is SciStarter? SciStarter is a popular online citizen science “hotspot” featuring … Read more “SciStarter at Science Centers, Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News

Call for Citizen Science Abstracts: American Geophysical Union

Consider submitting abstracts to two exciting education sessions being offered at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting in San Francisco, December 12-16, 2016 (http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/). Abstracts may be submitted at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/. The deadline for abstract submission is August 3, 2016 at 23:59 EDT. If you are not a member of AGU, an AGU member may sponsor you to submit an … Read more “Call for Citizen Science Abstracts: American Geophysical Union”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events

Crowdsource Your Data Collection?

Here are some excerpts from a recent article about SciStarter, as originally published by Environmental BioPhyics, “a group of scientists passionate about measuring the environment.” Measuring and Modeling the Environment Crowdsource Your Data Collection? by Colin Campbell on June 30, 2016 What can you do when you need data from all over the world in … Read more “Crowdsource Your Data Collection?”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science News, In the News

SciStarter founder and Professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society appointed to EPA Advisory Council.

SciStarter founder and Professor at School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU , appointed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Council . Darlene Cavalier has been invited to serve as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. The council provides independent advice to the … Read more “SciStarter founder and Professor at ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society appointed to EPA Advisory Council.”

Categories: Citizen Science News, In the News