CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved

Global Citizen Science Month celebrates and promotes all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! Thanks to support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter and Arizona State University (ASU) are able to provide you with free digital resources, support, access to kits, and an event calendar to help you plan … Read more “CitSciMonth is April 2020. Here’s how you can get involved”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, Newsletter

Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019

It’s the New Year, and in addition to eating better, exercising regularly, and watching fewer videos of adorable talking porcupines (#STOPTHECUTENESS!), we at SciStarter resolve to make every human (all 7.5 billion of you, as well as your pets) a citizen scientist by the end of 2020…or by 2120 at the latest! In that spirit, … Read more “Top 19 Citizen Science Projects of 2019”

Categories: Newsletter, Project Profile, SciStarter News

Webinar Recording: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet

Verizon employees can get started with citizen science right now in their corporate volunteer portal, as well as at Verizon.SciStarter.org. Whenever you attend a (virtual or in-person) SciStarter event or participate in one of the projects listed on Verizon.SciStarter.org, please return to the corporate volunteer portal to register and get credit for your service hours. … Read more “Webinar Recording: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet”

Categories: Global Citizen Science Month, Verizon, webinar

Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!

You’re Invited! Designed specifically for Verizon’s Corporate Employee Volunteers but open to all, tomorrow’s webinar provides an introduction to citizen science and then to SciStarter, an organization and online portal that helps people find, join, and participate in citizen science projects. A step-by-step guide will show how to use SciStarter to find local to global … Read more “Webinar Tomorrow: Become a Citizen Scientist to Protect the Planet!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Events, webinar

Gift Guide for the Explorers on Your List

Does your holiday shopping list include an adventurer yearning to explore a wider world? A science-curious friend or significant other? Behold, our Annual SciStarter Gift Giving Guide! Holiday Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster

Review: Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima. By Aya Hirata Kimura. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.  Radiation and Food Safety In March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that would result in a tragic loss of life. Water overtook the … Read more “Book Review: Citizen Science and Civic Engagement in Japan after a Nuclear Disaster”

Categories: Book Review, Citizen Science

Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association

You’re Invited to the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Virtual Conference! Join us tomorrow on Saturday, December 7, starting at 10:00 am ET, to learn about the value of connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, to hear from educators who have implemented successful programs, and to explore ways you can connect your learning environment to … Read more “Calling All Science Educators: Virtual Conference Tomorrow with the National Science Teaching Association”

Categories: Education, Events, Science Education Standards

Boston is WICKED hot. This is what they’re doing about it.

Want to learn more about this initiative? Check out the Wicked Hot Boston series, Parts One and Two. Want to address climate hazards in your community? Head over to SciStarter.org/NOAA to find a citizen science project. Wicked Hot Boston It’s true: the world is getting hotter, and Boston is becoming WICKED hot.  This past summer, … Read more “Boston is WICKED hot. This is what they’re doing about it.”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Events

Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library: Ideas, Tips, and Resources from SciStarter and STAR Net

Citizen Science at Your Library Citizen science can open up a world of free STEAM learning opportunities for library patrons. From identifying butterflies to measuring light pollution, citizen science offers unique ways to engage every patron and allow them to contribute to the greater scientific community. With welcoming environments and equitable access to resources, libraries … Read more “Citizen Science Month (and Beyond!) at Your Library: Ideas, Tips, and Resources from SciStarter and STAR Net”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, libraries