Citizen Science, Shark Week Edition

It’s Shark Week for Citizen Scientists! It’s that time of year again. (Cue Jaws theme song.) Discovery Channel’s Shark Week starts on August 10th! But rather than fear these beautiful creatures, participate in projects to help advance research about sharks! Hey! If you’re involved in more than one citizen science project, we’d like to hear … Read more “Citizen Science, Shark Week Edition”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

April showers, May flowers!

Fatigued from measuring all that April precipitation? Embrace cheerful blooms all around you and share your phenology observations (seasonal changes in plants and animals, year to year) with these citizen science projects. Find more phenology projects on SciStarter. Don’t miss this new post from DISCOVER Magazine and SciStarter’s  Citizen Science Salon!   Project BudBurst Choose a plant to monitor and … Read more “April showers, May flowers!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

There’s an App for That! Citizen Science at Your Fingertips

If you think science is out of reach, think again! Here are some citizen science apps you’ll always have at your fingertips! SciSpy With this App from The Science Channel, you can spy on nature and contribute to science. Share photos and observations, contribute to research initiatives. Get started!   SatCam Capture and share observations of … Read more “There’s an App for That! Citizen Science at Your Fingertips”

Categories: Apps, Newsletter

Spring is Here!

The equinox is upon us. Budding trees and baby birds will soon greet us. As the weather gets warmer, be ready to Spring into action with these five springtime citizen science projects! Project BudBurst Help scientists understand the impacts of global climate change! Report data on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants … Read more “Spring is Here!”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Meet Your Invisible Neighbors: Microbes in SPAAACE (and at home)!

They’re all around us–microbes, that is! Think of them as the neighbors you’ll never really meet. Here are some projects to help you explore the microbiome on earth, in space, and inside our own bodies. Project MERCCURI It’s time! Microbes collected by citizen scientists are heading to the International Space Station this weekend! This project … Read more “Meet Your Invisible Neighbors: Microbes in SPAAACE (and at home)!”

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Health, Newsletter

The Science of Words

We’re shuffling science into the language department as we explore citizen science projects about words. Explore the science of words by checking out these projects, fit for lovers of literature and armchair museum curators! Investigating Word Modalities Help determine whether certain words are associated with sight and sound. Complete an online questionnaire, assessing the “sensory … Read more “The Science of Words”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Winter Weather: Citizen Science Projects to Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

Baby, it’s cold outside! To mark the first day of winter on December 21st, the SciStarter team put together this list of wintery Citizen Science projects. We bet you’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside when you participate. Counting Weddell Seals in Antarctica Even if your local winter weather does not include ice and snow, you … Read more “Winter Weather: Citizen Science Projects to Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Fun and Games Until Someone Maps an Eye (Neuron): Citizen Science Games

Tired of watching the kids race home from school just to play video games for hours? One-up them and make a significant contribution to science while YOU play games. (Warning: The kids might like these, too!) EyeWire EyeWire is a citizen science project aimed at mapping the neural connections of the retina. All you have … Read more “Fun and Games Until Someone Maps an Eye (Neuron): Citizen Science Games”

Categories: Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Gaming, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Science Education Standards