How To Become a Citizen Scientist — A new YouTube playlist from SciStarter!

Thanks to the creativity of several scientists, we have a new playlist on You Tube featuring “How To” videos to help you learn about and get started in citizen science projects. Check it out! If you run a project, contact info@SciStarter.com to learn how to upload your How To video to this playlist.

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Discover real science projects you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab!

Featured on Product Hunt! Help a Scientist helps you discover real citizen science projects from SciStarter you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab! Discover ways to advance science in your new tab. Help a Scientist replaces the new tab of your browser with an opportunity to participate in a citizen science project. Each … Read more “Discover real science projects you can contribute to in your browser’s new tab!”

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SciStarter’s awesome managing editors.

Managing editor Jenny Cutraro is stepping down to dedicate herself full-time to Science Storytellers, a program she founded that bridges science engagement, education, and journalism. Science Storytellers invites kids to sit down face-to-face with a scientist and to have a conversation about that scientist’s research, much as a science journalist would do, and to then write a story … Read more “SciStarter’s awesome managing editors.”

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Science Festivals: Report from the Front Lines

Over the past few months, members of the SciStarter team have been working around the country to share new citizen science projects at science festivals. It’s been so much fun to join others excited about science and get a chance to meet some of you! Organizing a science festival is a labor of love, fueled … Read more “Science Festivals: Report from the Front Lines”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Events, Other, Science Cheerleaders, SciFests, SciStarter News, USA Science and Engineering Festival

On Citizen Science Day, citizen scientists joined 180 projects through SciStarter and made 20,000 contributions to six featured projects!

Well done citizen scientists! On Citizen Science Day, you joined more than 180 projects through SciStarter and made more than 20,000 new contributions to just six projects featured on Your Research Mission! There’s still time to accept “Your Research Mission” to participate in any three projects among those we selected for this special mission. Complete … Read more “On Citizen Science Day, citizen scientists joined 180 projects through SciStarter and made 20,000 contributions to six featured projects!”

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A new citizen science project for dog lovers. MuttMix: Can You Guess That Mutt?

Our first question upon hearing that someone has a new baby is usually “Is it a boy or a girl?” But our first question upon hearing that someone has gotten a new puppy is more often “What breed is it?” Breed is at the heart of how we perceive dogs. It affects many of our … Read more “A new citizen science project for dog lovers. MuttMix: Can You Guess That Mutt?”

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Citizen Science Day celebrates and recruits people who engage in large-scale and local research

Month-long events include hands-on activities like nature festivals, museum events, trainings, bioblitzes, and more. The “citizen science” movement is gathering momentum, as scientists, policy makers, and the public themselves recognize that EVERYONE can make meaningful contributions to research. SciStarter is teaming up with the Citizen Science Association to raise awareness of hundreds of events and … Read more “Citizen Science Day celebrates and recruits people who engage in large-scale and local research”

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Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond

Reposted from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Are you interested in citizen science? Are you looking for new ways to engage with your community members, and would you like to encourage science discovery with more of your users? If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this exciting webinar … Read more “Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond”

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Trophy marks new era for citizen science in the classroom

By Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Citizen Science Coordinator at EyesOnALZ December 21st, 2017, just might enter the history books as the first day a citizen science trophy was ever awarded to a school. The trophy, bestowed to 250 students for contributing to Alzheimer’s research, is now proudly displayed next to sports trophies & special achievement awards at a … Read more “Trophy marks new era for citizen science in the classroom”

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