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

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Team Member Spotlight: Jill Nugent

Want to get to know the people behind the curtain a little bit better? Tune in to our “team member spotlight” series! You’ll meet the people who make SciStarter work and learn what makes them tick. One thing we all have in common? A love for citizen science. This week, we’re featuring Jill Nugent. Jill … Read more “Team Member Spotlight: Jill Nugent”

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

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

Celebrate summer with citizen science!

Search for the Rusty Patched bee, track flood impacts, or use your surfboard as a water quality sensor. Planning a trip to the beach, a park, or a campsite? Here are six ways to contribute to real science while enjoying the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Girl Scouts, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water

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

ASEE Panel: STEM Communication

Last week, on Monday, July 9, Darlene Cavalier, the founder of SciStarter and Science Cheerleader and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, presented on a panel at a American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) event. The panel was part of a larger two-day conference hosted by ASEE for engineering communicators. The panel was … Read more “ASEE Panel: STEM Communication”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, SciStarter News