Archive for the ‘Ecology & Environment’ Category

SciStarter’s Top 10 Projects of 2017 are here!

By January 15th, 2018 at 2:02 pm | Comment

 

What a year it has been! We now have more than 50,000 active members participating in over 1,700 projects on SciStarter. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

From neurons to whales and everything in between, the 2017 Top 10 Projects are as varied and diverse as their participants. Thanks for making it such a successful year for citizen science.

This list, in no particular order, is based on the 10 projects with the most page views on SciStarter *and* the most “joins”.

Cheers!
The SciStarter Team

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Stay warm with winter projects from home!

By December 9th, 2017 at 4:06 pm | Comment

This week we are highlighting projects that help advance research on penguins, seals, the Antarctica and more.

Cheers!
The SciStarter Team

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Saving Sea Turtles Through Community Litter Cleanups

By December 6th, 2017 at 8:20 pm | Comment

By: Christi Hughes

In January 2016, a young sea turtle named Grace was found floating cold and listless next to a dock in Awendaw, South Carolina. She was rescued by compassionate locals to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™ for life-saving medical treatment. Grace, who was the size of a dinner plate, ultimately required exploratory surgery to remove a piece of flexible plastic about the size of a silver dollar­– very likely from a single-use plastic grocery bag – from her intestinal tract. Luckily, Grace made a full recovery and was released back into the ocean in July 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Citizen Science + Science Centers

By November 9th, 2017 at 10:05 am | Comment

UNESCO

November 10th is World Science Day, presented by UNESCO, AND Science Museum Day, presented by the International Science Center.

To celebrate, SciStarter’s editors have selected six citizen science projects organized by science centers.  You can do several of these from the comfort of home.

Thank you for making the world a better place.

Peace,
The SciStarter Team

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Spooktacular Citizen Science

By October 28th, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Comment

Shaker Village

Treat yourself with citizen science this Halloween. Take a stroll through a pumpkin patch to look for insects or spend a night under the stars watching bats. Staying indoors? Map craters on the moon for NASA!

Grab a few sweets from the candy dish and scroll through our editor’s picks below. You’re sure to find a project to enjoy. And that’s no trick!
Cheers!
The SciStarter Team
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