Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!

April is YOUR month, citizen scientists! This is National Volunteer Week so get involved in a research project in need of your help. Find your favorite project on Serve.gov and AllForGood.org, now featuring SciStarter’s database of projects. Need another reason? Look no further thanSaturday, 4/16, Citizen Science Day! Events  are scheduled around the world. We bet there’s one near you. Still … Read more “Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Events, Newsletter

Spring, Citizen Science and some Irish luck!

Photo: CL Goforth Critter Tracking With spring weather upon us, many animals are on the move. Contribute your wildlife observations to advance scientific research. Learn how, below. Find projects from our pals in Ireland, Canada, the EU, and now, Australia through our brand new international partnership. Like citizen science, SciStarter is global. You can find more … Read more “Spring, Citizen Science and some Irish luck!”

Categories: Birds, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Words with (Citizen Science) Friends

Language is a critical component of our lives so our editors are excited to share their favorite “word” projects from the SciStarter Project Finder! Check out these top notch word projects in need of your help! Cheers! The SciStarter Team     Smithsonian Transcription Center The Smithsonian and the National Museum of Natural History need … Read more “Words with (Citizen Science) Friends”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Genetics research projects in need of your help!

Citizen Science Genetics Projects Here are six citizen science projects in need of your help to explore life all around us. If you are interested in additional genetics themed citizen science, be sure to visit our storify of the January #CitSciChat which focused on citizen science and genetics! Cheers! The SciStarter Team     Genetics … Read more “Genetics research projects in need of your help!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Top Ten Citizen Science Projects of 2015

Celebrating the Best of 2015 As we start a brand new year, let’s take a few minutes to celebrate some accomplishments in the field of citizen science in 2015: Creation of professional citizen science organizations in Europe, Australia, and the US The first Citizen Science Association conference The White House’s Open Science and Innovation Forum … Read more “Top Ten Citizen Science Projects of 2015”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science

Photo: John Ohab 12 Days of Christmas The holiday season is upon us! In the spirit of the season, we’ve put together another edition of our ever popular annual 12 Days of Christmas Newsletter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team On the 1st Day of Christmas, Treezilla gave to me: A measuring tape around a pear tree, … Read more “‘Tis the Season! 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Gaming, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch

Take a break from online shopping and sharpen that brain by contributing a few minutes to science. Below, our editors present six projects in need of your help. (And really, you know you’re going to abandon that online shopping cart, anyway!)   Visit the SciStarter Project Finder for 1100 more opportunities and join our community … Read more “6 Ways to Be a Citizen Scientist From the Comfort of Your Couch”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Newsletter

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Citizen Science!

Photo: USFWS For many people, Thanksgiving brings to mind family, friends, food, and football.  For us here at SciStarter, it’s a time to give thanks to you! So thank you for making the world a better place through citizen science. Below, you’ll find five projects that will put you in the Thanksgiving spirit! Visit the … Read more “Celebrate Thanksgiving with Citizen Science!”

Categories: Birds, Citizen Science, Newsletter