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

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Here’s your chance to earn a SciStarter Citizen Science Certificate!

Have you accepted Your Research Mission yet? SciStarter is challenging you to a special mission to join and participate (at least once) in any three of these SciStarter Affiliate projects. Complete your mission and you’ll earn a SciStarter certificate. Keep on participating and you’ll be eligible to become one of the top three mission contributors to win some swag and be connected with of … Read more “Here’s your chance to earn a SciStarter Citizen Science Certificate!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Do-It-Yourself, Featured Projects, Newsletter, Science Practices, SciStarter News

What’s in your garden?

Our editors picked five projects you can do in your garden. Learn more about your garden while advancing important scientific research. Learn how, below. AND….Citizen Science Day is April 14th! Find, join or host an event near you to celebrate the awesomeness of citizen science! Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, SciFests, SciStarter News, USA Science and Engineering Festival

Citizen Science and The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling. Nov 12–14 Washington, DC

Planning to attend the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting? SciStarter’s founder, Darlene Cavalier will be there to speak about “Citizen science and crowd-sourcing among other options for universities to move forward and find new ways to collectively address societal challenges.” 11/12 1:45–3:00 p.m. Delaware Suite The Knowledge Paradox: How Can Expertise Be … Read more “Citizen Science and The Age of Disruption: Navigating, Innovating, and Excelling. Nov 12–14 Washington, DC”

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Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA

Philadelphia, Penn. – (October 10, 2017) –SciStarter and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are teaming up to encourage girls to pursue citizen science activities and exploration with new programming in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girl Scouts of the USA has launched a new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” series developed specifically to … Read more “Think Like A Citizen Scientist with Girl Scouts of the USA”

Categories: Citizen Science, Girl Scouts, Guest Contributor, SciStarter News

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Introducing SciStarter 2.0; built with you in mind.

You spoke, we listened. So come on over and check out the new SciStarter, your source for real science you can do! We feature more than 1600 current opportunities for you (yup, you!) to advance scientific research, locally or globally. Help scientists and community leaders monitor the quality of water, air and soil near you. … Read more “Introducing SciStarter 2.0; built with you in mind.”

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A new, national “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Girl Scouts journey!

A new Think Like a Citizen Scientist Girl Scouts journey was released this morning in collaboration with SciStarter as part of the Girl Scouts of USA’s announcement that it is adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors. Girl Scouts can now earn badges through activities like programming robots, citizen … Read more “A new, national “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Girl Scouts journey!”

Categories: Girl Scouts, SciStarter News

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How SciStarter helps connect people to citizen science projects, events and tools.

At SciStarter, we aim to reach people where they are and connect them to opportunities to do and shape science through citizen science projects in need of their help. If someone wants to promote or recruit participants for their project, event, or tool, they register it on SciStarter. Our editors review each record before publishing … Read more “How SciStarter helps connect people to citizen science projects, events and tools.”

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