Give the gift of citizen science this year!

Overwhelmed with holiday shopping? Well, maybe our team can help you out with some gifts that support citizen science!

Whether it’s a kit or some citizen science project swag, there are a lot of ways to show your support and share the world of citizen science with your friends and relatives.

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The SciStarter Team

Want high dollar lab equipment for less than $100? Try the Pocket Lab — you can measure motion, acceleration, angular velocity, magnetic field, pressure, altitude, and temperature all connected to your phone using the Pocket Lab app! Save 10% by using the coupon code “SCISTARTER”

Location: Global

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AirCasting is an open-source, end-to-end solution for collecting, displaying, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. The AirBeam is a palm-sized tool that can monitor your air for pollution.

Location: Global

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Amino Labs wants to create 100,000 bioengineers in 100 days! Bring the lab to your home with these cool kits involving genetic engineering and bio art! You can create bacterial art on petri plates and even preserve your work. Kits start at $10.

Location: Global

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Make it easier to measure rain, hail and snow to provide weather data to meteorologists with CoCoRaHS. They have official weather stations, rain gauges and even weather alert radios!

Location: North America

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Measure the light of the night using the Sky Quality Meter. Following instructions on a related kit available through select libraries, you’ll track light pollution for the Globe at Night project.

Location: Global

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Clip-on lenses for your cell phone make capturing high quality images of wildlife even easier! Following instructions on a related kit available through select libraries, you’ll upload your images into iNaturalist to get IDs and also contribute to measuring biodiversity in your neighborhood or while on vacation!

Location: Global

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Make a donation to American Gut to receive a kit to learn more about what microbes make you unique. The kits will help researchers study the microbes in and on us, as well as allowing participants to compare their microfauna with others!

Location: United States of America

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Support the SETI Institute citizen science project SETI@Home by purchasing from their gift shop. The proceeds support SETI@Home to search for intelligent life outside of Earth.

Location: Global

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Purchase a $15 kit with all of the items you need to participate in the Zombee Watch citizen science project. Set up the trap to learn where honeybees are being infected by Zombie Flies in North America. Email Erica@SciStarter.com to place your order.

Location: Global

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Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 3000+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

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About the Author

Lea Shell

Lea Shell is the Digital Learning Specialist at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. With a background in entomology and education, she has spent the past five years working in the world of citizen science, public engagement and science communication at North Carolina State University to help bring citizen science to the classroom.