Part Two of Curio Series: A Word From Co-Founder, Paul Hickey

This post is part two of a three-part series about how Curio can help citizens recognize, appreciate, and care for the highly beneficial green spaces around them. Part One | Part Two | Part Three When I was 8 years old, a friend of mine fell from the very top of an extremely tall cypress … Read more “Part Two of Curio Series: A Word From Co-Founder, Paul Hickey”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Environment

Part One of Curio Series: Protect Urban Forests With Curio

This post is part one of a three-part series about how Curio can help citizens recognize, appreciate, and care for the highly beneficial green spaces around them. Part One | Part Two | Part Three The word “forest” can conjure an image of distant, thickly wooded area, straight from a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Curio, an app and website, … Read more “Part One of Curio Series: Protect Urban Forests With Curio”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Ecology & Environment, Environment

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

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

Think you have remarkable memory traits? Share them by participating in the Harvard PGP-Lumosity Memory Challenge

It all starts with Professor George Church’s vision. Church is a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute and professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. In 2005, he launched the Personal Genome Project (PGP), which collects data on a person’s DNA, environmental background, and relevant health and disease information from consenting participants. The premise … Read more “Think you have remarkable memory traits? Share them by participating in the Harvard PGP-Lumosity Memory Challenge”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science, CitSci Research

Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection

The new report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is out: “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection.” This report is a follow-up to the Council’s first report, “Environmental Protection Belongs to the People.” There are ten recommendations to the EPA in the report(s). As articulated … Read more “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection”

Categories: CitSci Research, EPA NACEPT

ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps

Here’s a new report on the Citizen Science Maker Summit, hosted by Arizona State University and SciStarter in October, 2016. The report, “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps” [ http://links.asu.edu/ASUCitizenScienceMakerSummitReport ] highlights activities from the Summit, provides links to speakers’ recorded talks [also posted to the http://makersummit.asu.edu website ], … Read more “ASU / SciStarter Citizen Science Maker Summit: Learning Outcomes and Next Steps”

Categories: Animals, ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Events

Announcing the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference

Join practitioners and researchers from across the field of citizen science from May 17-20 in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the 2017  Citizen Science Association conference. Sessions will span disciplines and sectors, with a focus on making citizen science relevant and useful to more communities. The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations, a citizen … Read more “Announcing the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Events

Conversations in Citizen Science: Alberta Chu of FaceTopo, a project to crowdsource face data!

The beauty of citizen science is that it gives non-professional researchers the chance to get up close and personal with science. But when SciStarter interviewed citizen scientists this summer, they learned that the number one reason volunteers quit a project was because the scientists never replied to them. Think about all of your experiences collecting data from your … Read more “Conversations in Citizen Science: Alberta Chu of FaceTopo, a project to crowdsource face data!”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Project Profile