Fun, new projects we think you’ll love!

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New Projects Are Springing Up!

Spring has finally sprung, along with signs of new growth everywhere — including here at SciStarter, where new projects are popping up all over.

Here, we highlight some of our favorite new additions to the Project Finder.

—The SciStarter team

Image by Evita Ochel from Pixabay

Honeybees can be finicky feeders, swarming some flowers and ignoring others. Download the Spot-a-Bee app to help researchers understand what plants, trees, and shrubs are important for bees in city and town parks and gardens, and how urban plants affect their honey.

Location: Global

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Tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial disease that’s been around for centuries, kills over a million people each year. Play an online game to help scientists determine which strains of TB are susceptible to different antibiotic drugs and which are resistant.

Location: Global

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Critical drugs can be unavailable to the people that need them the most. Help build a publicly accessible database to improve access to the most essential drugs by doing some guided research online.

Location: Online

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Help ID nature all around you by posting picutres of flora and fauna and earn rewards as you identify species and move up the leaderboard. You can play from anywhere!

Location: Online

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When you play Space Fortress, an online game, you’ll help scientists learn how to optimize professional training programs across a variety of fields.

Location: Online

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Watch Bird Cams and co-create new research projects with fellow citizen scientists. Together, you’ll choose research questions, collect data, interpret results, and participate in the entire range of the scientific process!

Location: Online

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Learn how to create your own air quality sensor during this free webinar presented in English and Spanish. ¡crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire!

Register for the English language webinar at 11 AM ET on May 28.

Regístrese para el seminario web en español a la 1 PM ET del 28 de mayo.

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This new frame let’s you share your love for citizen science AND help your Facebook friends easily find opportunities to get involved in thousands of projects.

Tag “@SciStarter” on Facebook and use the #CitSciMonth and #CitizenScience hashtags for a chance to win a free copy of The Field Guide to Citizen Science book.

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Curious about the ISeeChange project? Watch our Q&A with Samantha Harrington, ISeeChange’s community manager. ISeeChange connects communities to investigate weather and climate change

Want more citizen science? Check out recordings recordings from citizen science events on the new citizen science videos page.

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New on the Blogs

How Counting Caterpillars Can Help Scientists Understand Climate Change, via Discover Magazine

Book Review: Science by the People, via Science Connected

Chasing Steve: A Mystery in the Night Sky, via SciStarter

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 citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

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About the Author

Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon

Bob Hirshon, President, Springtail Media LLC Bob Hirshon heads up Springtail Media, specializing in science media and digital entertainment. He is Principle Investigator for the NSF-supported National Park Science Challenge, an augmented reality adventure that takes place in National Parks. Hirshon headed up the Kinetic City family of science projects, including the Peabody Award winning children’s radio drama Kinetic City Super Crew, McGraw-Hill book series and Codie Award winning website and education program. Hirshon can be heard on XM/Sirius Radio’s Kids Place Live as “Bob the Science Slob,” sharing science news and answering children’s questions.