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How to Join the #Megathon From Anywhere in the World on #CitSciDay2019

Citizen Science Day 2019 (referred to as #CitSciDay2019 on social media) falls on Saturday, April 13 this year. On Citizen Science Day, SciStarter and the Citizen Science Association are encouraging people all over the world to celebrate citizen science. For a “quick start,” you may just want to join the SciStarter team right now. If … Read more “How to Join the #Megathon From Anywhere in the World on #CitSciDay2019”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Day

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Book Review: Building a Foundation In Environmental Citizen Science

Dickinson, Janis L. & Bonney, Rick. (eds). Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research. Cornell University Press, 2012. 279 pages. Paperback $US 29.95. Though it was published in 2012, Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research is relevant to our present moment. As discussions of environmental research increase in frequency and urgency, institutions at all levels will … Read more “Book Review: Building a Foundation In Environmental Citizen Science”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science, CitSci Research, Environment

Kauai Blue Water Task Force releases annual water quality report. Photo Credit: Surfrider Kauai

The Kauai Blue Water Task Force releases their annual water quality report.

The Surfrider Foundation is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation works with a large network of grassroots environmentalists, who serve as a first line of response for water quality monitoring on the coastline. The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) … Read more “The Kauai Blue Water Task Force releases their annual water quality report.”

Categories: Chemistry, Environment, Ocean & Water, Project Profile

Observing phenology with Nature’s Notebook will teach you the science of the seasons. Photo credit: Brian F Powell

Nature’s Notebook: Investigating the Science of Seasons

Nature’s Notebook is a citizen science project focused on the signs of the seasons. Participants can track the changes in plants and animals in their own backyards. How do you know when spring arrives? Is it when the first flower buds appear on your favorite tree, when the daylight hours lengthen, or when the first … Read more “Nature’s Notebook: Investigating the Science of Seasons”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Project Profile

Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease During the Megathon: Spotlight on Three Citizen Scientists

Stall Catchers, a gamified way of contributing to Alzheimer’s research, is going big! Working with SciStarter, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, the Citizen Science Association, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region, and other partners, Stall Catchers is activating the Megathon (register at Megathon.us) … Read more “Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease During the Megathon: Spotlight on Three Citizen Scientists”

Categories: Alzheimers, Apps, Citizen Science Day, Featured Projects

The SciStarter team is hitting the road.

The best part of our work is meeting the people who power citizen science either by visiting and joining SciStarter, engaging in projects, or sharing, saving, or facilitating projects and events. If you’re receiving this message, that includes YOU! We’d love to meet you in person at any of the following events. Fingers crossed that … Read more “The SciStarter team is hitting the road.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, Citizen Science Day, Events, Featured Projects, National Citizen Science Day, Newsletter, SciFests, USA Science and Engineering Festival

Citizen Science and March Mammal Madness

The 7th annual March Mammal Madness Tournament (MMM) is upon us! What is MMM, you ask? Only the most engaging, riveting, and scientifically accurate bracket-based tournament around! Eighty-two contenders enter, but only one (or this year, perhaps two) will be the Champion! March Mammal Madness was developed in 2013 by Dr. Katie Hinde, a professor … Read more “Citizen Science and March Mammal Madness”

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Celebrating Citizen Science on April 13

Citizen Science Day falls on Saturday, April 13, and we are encouraging you to celebrate by doing citizen science! There are so many ways to engage. The featured activity this year is the Stall Catchers Megathon, a gamified, inter-generational way to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library. If you … Read more “Celebrating Citizen Science on April 13”

Categories: Citizen Science Day, Newsletter

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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Review of Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy

Susanne Hecker, Muki Haklay, Anne Bowser, Zen Makuch, Johannes Vogel & Aletta Bonn. (2018). Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. University College London Press. Scientific progress is intertwined with the triad of the state, the scientist, and the citizen, all of which are emphasized in the field of citizen science. Taking a … Read more “Review of Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science, Education