Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design. Video

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , this video introduces the National Academies of Sciences, engineering, and Medicine’s report, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design (2018) that identifies ways citizen science projects can be designed to effectively support learning.

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Take Pictures of Your (Six-Legged) Roommates for Science

Modern Americans spend nearly 90% of their lives indoors. Yet despite all that time inside, we know remarkably little about the life that shares our indoor spaces. This spring, a team at North Carolina State University hopes to change that by asking students to document the creatures they find in their dorms, homes, and apartments … Read more “Take Pictures of Your (Six-Legged) Roommates for Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Other, Project Profile, University

Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design

Thursday, November 111:00 a.m. Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine for a webinar release of this new report from the Board on Science Education. SciStarter’s founder and Professor of Practice at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, Darlene Cavalier, is a co-author of this report. From … Read more “Webinar: Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design”

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Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos

October 25, 2018 8:30am—10:30am Location Information ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center 1800 I St NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20006 Free event however you must RSVP Public engagement with science is vital because it provides opportunities for mutual learning between scientists and the public. Engagement efforts connect the public with new knowledge and the people … Read more “Connecting Public Engagement in Science Efforts Across Silos”

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Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge! National Constitution Week is September 17-22. To celebrate, we are partnering with iCivics, the nation’s leading provider of civic education, to help America raise its game. The Constitution is the heart of our democracy, but how well do we really know the rights it guarantees? Let’s find out. We’re … Read more “Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge”

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Calling all citizen science project leaders: Connect with a global hub to recruit and support more participants!

SciStarter and Arizona State University are happy to announce that we’ve received support from the National Science Foundation to host a workshop at North Caroline State University, November 8-9, 2018.  March 12 (new date, which aligns with the Citizen Science Association conference nearby). The hands-on, half-day workshop will support project organizers to connect into a … Read more “Calling all citizen science project leaders: Connect with a global hub to recruit and support more participants!”

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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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