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?”

Categories: Other, Project Profile

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”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Guest Contributor, Health, Other, Project Profile

From Tide-pooling to Shark Diving, Citizen Science with Ocean Sanctuaries

Tiffany Poon dives with sharks. In fact, it’s one the biggest highlights of her diving year. “As soon as the first one appears, usually in spring, I’ll be at La Jolla Cove spending as much time as possible with them,” Poon says. “Sometimes they’re shy and keep their distance, but often they’ll come by close … Read more “From Tide-pooling to Shark Diving, Citizen Science with Ocean Sanctuaries”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Ocean & Water, Other

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