Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA

Philadelphia, Penn. – (October 10, 2017) –SciStarter and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are teaming up to encourage girls to pursue citizen science activities and exploration with new programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” series developed specifically to … Read more “Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, SciStarter News

DeepMoji: Citizen science to create emotional AI algorithms

Detecting emotional concepts, such as sarcasm, within a text is not an easy task for an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm. For instance, consider the sentence below. Without the emoji present it’s not clear what the author was feeling. The author could have been sad because of a lack of a special someone in his life … Read more “DeepMoji: Citizen science to create emotional AI algorithms”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

Help Cornell Researchers Find the Lost Ladybugs

By: Megan Ray Nichols It’s always fun to have a ladybug land on your arm while outside — but these days, it’s more and more likely that any ladybugs landing on you or the plants in your garden are not native to North America. Over the past three decades, several ladybug species native to North … Read more “Help Cornell Researchers Find the Lost Ladybugs”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, Insects, Project Profile

Science Experiments for the Public during the Solar Eclipse

By Dr. Liz MacDonald, founder of Aurorasaurus and scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This blog reposted from blog.aurorasaurus.org. Over a century ago, American astronomer W.W. Campbell set up a 40 foot ‘Schaeberle camera’ in Jeur, India to take pictures and study various properties of the sun’s outermost layer called the corona during the … Read more “Science Experiments for the Public during the Solar Eclipse”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

Weeding: It’s Not Just for Gardeners

By Kayla Keyes, Mote Marine Laboratory Recent news about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been grim: the most recent aerial survey of the reef identified a stretch of bleached coral over 900 miles (1500 km) long, and scientists have declared the reef to be in a terminal stage. Studies have shown that losing the Great … Read more “Weeding: It’s Not Just for Gardeners”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Ocean & Water, Project Profile

Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks

This week is Shark Week so we wanted to celebrate by returning to three posts written about Sevengill Sharks and ways you can support their conservation through the Sevengill Sharks Tracking Project.  The first post (seen below) was published in 2013 with others following in 2015 and 2016.  Not really into carnivorous fish? Check out … Read more “Celebrating Shark Week with Sevengill Sharks”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

Finding the Common Culture: Uniting Science and the Humanities in Citizen Science

By Brad Mehlenbacher (North Carolina State University) and Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher (University of Waterloo) Through citizen science projects, the Bodleian Library is improving access to their music collections, the Smithsonian is transcribing important documents, and researchers at the University of Oxford are transcribing Ancient Greek text from Greco-Roman Egypt. Although these projects represent promising examples … Read more “Finding the Common Culture: Uniting Science and the Humanities in Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Guest Contributor

Network of Bees

There is a lot to learn from bees. The survival of the hive depends on the combined efforts of the entire colony. In Conetoe (pronounced KUH-nee-tah), North Carolina Reverend Richard Joyner and his family of youth beekeepers are tending to bees and building community, one hive at a time. Reverend Joyner is the force behind … Read more “Network of Bees”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Insects, Other

Participate in Citizen Science to Celebrate World Oceans Day

This article was originally posted on August 21, 2013 but we thought this project provided a great way to celebrate World Oceans Day even if you can’t make it to the beach! Calling all citizen scientists! It doesn’t matter where you are. You can still be an ‘honorary’ diver to help with this project. The … Read more “Participate in Citizen Science to Celebrate World Oceans Day”

Categories: Citizen Science, Guest Contributor, Ocean & Water, Project Profile