Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

Post by Ruthanna Gordon, Ph.D. She is a steering committee member of the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science. One strength of citizen science is in its ability to gather granular, hyper-local data—and to bring that data together into a big-picture understanding of what’s happening nationally or globally. How are patterns of rainfall shifting … Read more “Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing”

Categories: Citizen Science News, 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

How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together

On a beautiful Fall, Saturday morning in Brunswick, Maine (a small mid-coast town known for Bowdoin College), the Curtis Memorial Library held its annual How-To Festival, which brings together local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Attendees shared their skills and knowledge of doing all things under the sun, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone … Read more “How-To Festival Brings Makers and Citizen Science Together”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events

Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos

October 25, 2018 8:30am—10:30am Location Information ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center 1800 I St NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Free event however you must RSVP Public engagement with science is vital because it provides opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public. Engagement efforts connect the public with new knowledge and the people … Read more “Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Other

Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education

In January 2017, eleven field science advocates gathered in an unlikely location: indoors. These individuals were educators, scientists, and web platform developers participating in the Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education workshop, hosted by BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The workshop focused on georeferenced field studies, which are projects that … Read more “Designing Citizen Science for Both Science and Education”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events, Science Practices, Workshops

Invitation to connect your project to a global citizen science hub

Dear citizen science project leaders! I am writing to invite you to join more than 50 citizen science project leaders who have already connected to a global hub through National Science Foundation-supported digital tools known as “SciStarter Affiliate Tools”.   The digital tools are designed for projects registered on SciStarter (projects on SciStarter are shared with other … Read more “Invitation to connect your project to a global citizen science hub”

Categories: Citizen Science, Workshops

Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge! National Constitution Week is September 17-22. To celebrate, we are partnering with iCivics, the nation’s leading provider of civic education, to help America raise its game. The Constitution is the heart of our democracy, but how well do we really know the rights it guarantees? Let’s find out. We’re … Read more “Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge”

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Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019

SciStarter, the Citizen Science Association, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to announce Citizen Science Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019! The fourth annual Citizen Science Day celebrates and raises awareness about the amazing volunteers, projects, and scientific breakthroughs that are part of citizen science, encourages new people to get involved, and … Read more “Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, In the News, National Citizen Science Day, SciStarter News

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