What’s in your water?

Our dependency on clean water is something we all have in common. In celebration of the Clean Water Act’s 45th anniversary (October 18), we’ve selected six citizen science opportunities to monitor the vitality of water near you. Find more citizen science projects on SciStarter’s Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Featured Projects

An Autumn Bounty of Citizen Science

Birds and monarchs are migrating and leaves are changing color. Fall is in full swing! Unfortunately, hurricanes are forming and flu season is here too. Help scientists document nature and health changes near you to study and predict future trends. Our editors selected five projects to get you started. Find more citizen science projects on … Read more “An Autumn Bounty of Citizen Science”

Categories: Birds, Featured Projects, Health, Insects, Ocean & Water

Sweet Citizen Science for National Honey Month

“For bees the flower is the fountain of life. For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.” -Kahlil Gibran In honor of National Honey Month we’ve highlighted a few citizen science projects you can do to help us better understand our buzzing friends the bees. From honey bees to bumble bees, there’s something for … Read more “Sweet Citizen Science for National Honey Month”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects

Help scientists discover what else happens during a solar eclipse!

It’s a Solar Eclipse! When the moon completely covers the sun on August 21, will animals behave differently? Will air and surface temperatures fluctuate? Help scientists answer these and other research questions! Below, we highlight projects you can do in the path of the eclipse, in your own backyard, and a couple for after the eclipse. Find … Read more “Help scientists discover what else happens during a solar eclipse!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Featured Projects

Shark Week: A feeding frenzy for citizen scientists!

Sink your teeth into these projects! The Discovery Channel kicks off Shark Week in three days, when we’ll will find out if Michael Phelps is faster than a shark! Not quite up for racing a shark yourself? You can still celebrate Shark Week by getting involved in one of the many citizen science projects that study and protect sharks. Below, … Read more “Shark Week: A feeding frenzy for citizen scientists!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Featured Projects

Citizen Science with your sun, sand, and surf?

Citizen Science at the Beach While you’re strolling along the beach this summer, consider sharing some of your keen observations with marine ecologists. Below, we’ve highlighted six beach-related citizen science projects to monitor the health of marine habitats. There is even one you can do while couch-surfing (see what we did there?). Find more projects and events … Read more “Citizen Science with your sun, sand, and surf?”

Categories: Animals, Birds, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects

Help accelerate biomedical research from the comfort of your couch

No scalpel required! Learn how to identify images of clogged blood vessels to accelerate Alzheimer’s research or trace 3D images of neurons to shed light on how these structures influence behavior. SciStarter’s editors hand-picked five, biomedical research projects we think you’ll love. You can do these free projects and contribute to research all from the … Read more “Help accelerate biomedical research from the comfort of your couch”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Health