From snorkeling to selfies, here’s how you can advance scientific research

You’re in good company  We just returned from the 2017 Citizen Science Association conference in St. Paul, MN and we can confirm that citizen science is hot!  Give yourself a pat on the back for being part of this awesome movement! Below, we share some new and alumni projects we think you’ll love. Find more … Read more “From snorkeling to selfies, here’s how you can advance scientific research”

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Citizen Science Association Conference Expands the Movement that Draws Everyday People into Legitimate Research

Researchers to share knowledge and best practices in establishing high standards while engaging volunteer support St. Paul, MN Scientists, community members, and educators from around the world will gather at the Citizen Science Association (CSA) “CitSci2017” Conference to share innovations and best practices for significant research collaborations between scientists and everyday citizens. CitSci2017 will be held … Read more “Citizen Science Association Conference Expands the Movement that Draws Everyday People into Legitimate Research”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CSA 2017, Events

Citizen Science Recruitment, Retention, Research & Evaluation Workshop at Citizen Science Association Conference

The SciStarter 2.0 Research and Evaluation team will host a hands-on workshop on May 17, the first day of the Citizen Science Association conference.  (Note: there’s still time to register for the conference and workshop!) When: Wednesday May 17, 2017 11:30am – 12:30pm Meeting Room 11 With an Advancing Informal STEM Learning (Pathways) grant from the … Read more “Citizen Science Recruitment, Retention, Research & Evaluation Workshop at Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Don’t miss the Citizen Science Day workshop at the CSA Conference!

There’s still time to register for the Citizen Science Association Conference (5/17-5/20 in Minneapolis, MN)! The conference will start on May 17 with a series of workshops and special events to dive deep into relevant topics. As a proud cofounder of Citizen Science Day, SciStarter is pleased to invite you to join the Citizen Science … Read more “Don’t miss the Citizen Science Day workshop at the CSA Conference!”

Categories: ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Citizen Science, Events

MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference

There’s still time to register for the Citizen Science Association Conference (5/17-5/20 in Minneapolis, MN). Among many exciting events and discussions, and just before the opening reception on 5/17, MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton, will moderate a one-hour book panel discussion in the Grand Ballroom at the River Centre. The event, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Center … Read more “MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton to moderate authors’ discussion at Citizen Science Association Conference”

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Announcing Citizen Science Day 2017!

Citizen Science Day is back! SciStarter is excited to once again present Citizen Science Day in collaboration with the Citizen Science Association! This event is a chance to celebrate the millions of citizen scientists who have contributed countless hours to collect data in their backyard, analyze online images to cure diseases, build low-cost instruments,  and so much … Read more “Announcing Citizen Science Day 2017!”

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Citizen Science Galore at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Booth #3523

SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, Astronomy Magazine, and Discover Magazine exhibit will kick off events in celebration of Citizen Science Day with Public TV’s The Crowd & The Cloud! Washington, DC – (February 15, 2016) – Celebrate Citizen Science at the USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) by doing fun activities that will contribute to meaningful research … Read more “Citizen Science Galore at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Booth #3523”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, ASU Citizen Science Maker Summit, Events, National Citizen Science Day, Science Cheerleaders, SciFests, USA Science and Engineering Festival

Coop’s Scoop: Amphibian and Reptile Citizen Science on the next #CitSciChat

There are millions of people taking part in citizen science across the world, and thousands of practitioners – scientists, educators, computer scientists, and activists – organizing citizen science projects. Citizen science has emerged as a new discipline, with novel ways of enabling scientific research, informing policy and conservation, and motivating learning. New organizations, such as … Read more “Coop’s Scoop: Amphibian and Reptile Citizen Science on the next #CitSciChat”

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Reports from the Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association conference

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Citizen Science Hackfest on 2/11 at the Citizen Science Association’s conference in San Jose, CA! This hands-on and discussion-driven meet-up was a wonderful opportunity for participants to  dream up AND build creative tools to improve the field of citizen science! . Once we settled into our digs (conveniently situated … Read more “Reports from the Hackfest at the Citizen Science Association conference”

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