Five Fin-tastic projects for Shark Week

The Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week is July 28-August 4. Help scientists learn more about sharks through the projects we’ve tagged for you, below. This year, you can also help provide healthy ocean homes for sharks by joining the world’s largest volunteer effort for oceans: the International Coastal Cleanup. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, webinar

Pollinator Week Logo June 17-23 2019

It’s Pollinator Week and we’re all a-buzzzz!

This is a perfect week to make and share your pollinator observations with scientists. Our editors selected five projects in need of your help. More about pollinators from Penn State’s website:”Pollinators are animals (primarily insect, but sometimes avian or mammalian) that fertilize plants, resulting in the formation of seeds and the fruit surrounding seeds. Humans … Read more “It’s Pollinator Week and we’re all a-buzzzz!”

Categories: book, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Newsletter, Webinar, webinar

Citizen Science Association

SciStarter Education: A webinar featuring our new EdTech platform

On June 10, 2019 the Citizen Science Association invited the SciStarter team to present on our new education platform to get more citizen science into schools! Leonora Shell (SciStarter’s Education Program Co-Director) presented on the new EdTech platform and the full video recording of the webinar can be found here and the slides here. With … Read more “SciStarter Education: A webinar featuring our new EdTech platform”

Categories: Education, Webinar

Innovation in Open Science

Review of Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy

Susanne Hecker, Muki Haklay, Anne Bowser, Zen Makuch, Johannes Vogel & Aletta Bonn. (2018). Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. University College London Press. Scientific progress is intertwined with the triad of the state, the scientist, and the citizen, all of which are emphasized in the field of citizen science. Taking a … Read more “Review of Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science, Education

Libraries – Coming Soon to a Citizen Science Conference Near You!

If you are a fan of public libraries (and I’m assuming everyone is a fan of public libraries), I’ve got some exciting news for you!  Citizen Science practitioners and public libraries have been taking a good look at each other and finding ways of partnering to the mutual benefit of both.  If you are attending … Read more “Libraries – Coming Soon to a Citizen Science Conference Near You!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, Education, Events

Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!

This fall, students everywhere were treated to a citizen science virtual field trip organized by Discovery Education and the Girl Scouts of the USA. “Unleash Your Inner Scientist,” the title of virtual field trip,  featured SciStarter’s Founder, Darlene Cavalier, and was filmed on location at the 92-acre STEM Center of Excellence in Dallas, Texas. No … Read more “Citizen Science goes to camp and into classrooms: Join us for a Virtual Citizen Science Field Trip!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Events, Girl Scouts

Citizen Science in the Classroom: Raspberry Shake

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 featured! In the … Read more “Citizen Science in the Classroom: Raspberry Shake”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Project Profile

Citizen Science in the Classroom: I See Change

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 featured! In the … 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