Give the gift of citizen science this year!

Overwhelmed with holiday shopping? Well, maybe our team can help you out with some gifts that support citizen science! Whether it’s a kit or some citizen science project swag, there are a lot of ways to show your support and share the world of citizen science with your friends and relatives. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Frankenstein Outside the Castle

It’s alive! The first time Mary Shelley introduced Dr. Frankenstein’s lab in her 1818 novel, she described it as “a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house… I kept my workshop of filthy creation… The dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many of my materials.” Two hundred years later, researchers at … Read more “Frankenstein Outside the Castle”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Featured Projects, Gaming, Project Profile

The future is here: Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science

Put Artificial Intelligence to work for you in these five projects. Need a little help identifying that mysterious bug you found? Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help! AI is transforming how citizen science gets done: from IDing species to crunching through massive amounts of data. Still…AI is only part of the solution. Your help is needed … Read more “The future is here: Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects

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

Shark Week is coming! Shark Week is coming!

Five “Jaws”-dropping projects for Shark Week   As a prelude to the Discovery Channel’s 30th year of Shark Week, SciStarter’s editors picked these five projects you can do related to sharks and their conservation. Whether it’s collecting and reporting shark egg cases or documenting sightings to track species, there are many ways to unlock your … Read more “Shark Week is coming! Shark Week is coming!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Newsletter

Picnic Blanket and Basket by Amy Liscomb (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Grab your basket and blanket, July is Picnic Month!

This month it’s exceptionally easy to celebrate by simply grabbing your meal and bringing it outside! Lots of creatures will likely join you during your meal en plein air, so this is a good opportunity to say hello and take note as some sing you songs, some attempt to take a nibble of your food… … Read more “Grab your basket and blanket, July is Picnic Month!”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Newsletter

Happy National Pollinator Week!

From June 18 to June 24 we celebrate the pollinators that make most of our food possible. This week, take a moment to make and share your observations with scientists. Our editors selected five projects in need of your help. More about pollinators from Penn State’s website:   Pollinators include bees, butterflies, beetles, flies, some birds … Read more “Happy National Pollinator Week!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Newsletter