Recording: CitizenScience.Asia Webinar

Learn more about CitizenScience.Asia: citizenscience.asia CitizenScience.Asia (CS.Asia) is a regional organization that aims to foster and support citizen scientists around Asia. The goal is to promote citizen science, understand the challenges and facilitate solutions to build capacity in Asia through education, resource sharing, advocacy, and collaboration with global counterparts. Citizen Science Month Webinar This webinar … Read more “Recording: CitizenScience.Asia Webinar”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

This Citizen Science Project May Help Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Form

Virtually every galaxy bigger than our Milky Way has a supermassive black hole at its center. These supermassive black holes can weigh tens of millions of times more than our sun. How do black holes grow so gigantic? And why are supermassive black holes at the heart of so many galaxies? A citizen science project … Read more “This Citizen Science Project May Help Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Form”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science

Webinar Recording of Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Creating User-friendly Presentations and Content

Citizen science projects can be done from virtually anywhere, making these fun activities easy to join while maintaining safe social distancing. Although many people were planning to host in-person events during Citizen Science Month (April), due to COVID-19 these events have either been cancelled or changed to virtual events. And even though Citizen Science Month … Read more “Webinar Recording of Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Creating User-friendly Presentations and Content”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, NNLM, webinar

Earth Day Activities: These Science Projects Get You Outside Virtually

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a time of year when many people by get outside to take part in community clean ups and environmental celebrations. But this year is different. Schools and parks have closed, and we’re left to celebrate while social distancing. This list of citizen science activities and projects can … Read more “Earth Day Activities: These Science Projects Get You Outside Virtually”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, EarthSchool, Ecology & Environment

LIVE: The Field Guide to Citizen Science–and other free resources from your library!

Please register to join us on Zoom on 04/21/2020, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET. It’s Citizen Science Month AND National Library Week! Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science…even online! Author Darlene Cavalier will bring to life The Field Guide to Citizen Science and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get involved … Read more “LIVE: The Field Guide to Citizen Science–and other free resources from your library!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Field Guide to Citizen Science

Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!

Together, we will move the world forward. We all share the same, single beautiful planet, as this image from Apollo 17 reminds us. As we inch closer to the distant light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, it’s easier to appreciate how every single one of us contributes to the millions of acts of … Read more “Earth Day 2020: 10 ways to move the world forward, together!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Newsletter

How Bad is Light Pollution in Your Community? Find Out by Helping the ‘Globe at Night’ Project

Nothing beats a beautifully clear, starry night. But in many places around the world, light pollution is hiding the twinkling stars from our view. Light pollution comes from artificial outdoor lights like street lamps, stadium lights, and porch lights. Nearly three-quarters of city dwellers have never seen a pristine dark sky and many don’t know … Read more “How Bad is Light Pollution in Your Community? Find Out by Helping the ‘Globe at Night’ Project”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Want to help scientists fight coronavirus? Here are three COVID-19 research projects that need your help from home.

In this YouTube video, three scientists join the Associate Editor of Discover Magazine and the Managing Editor of SciStarter to provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. You can also find this video and the three featured projects at SciStarter.org/COVID-19 .    

Categories: Health, In the News

Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!

Citizen Science Month is here. National Library Week is next week. We are joining forces to help more people discover online citizen science books and resources from libraries. Share your resources with us prior to a national event we are hosting next week. See details, below. (Next, we’ll focus on Science Centers’ citsci resources!) General CitSciMonth … Read more “Citizen Science Month: Let’s feature online resources from libraries!”

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