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SciStarter is proud to be a March for Science partner. This non-partisan event champions “science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” Citizen science is a gateway to support and advocate for science for all: anytime, any place.
The March for Science in Washington D.C. will be on April 22nd with satellite Marches across the country. Find a March near you.
SciStarter is also an official presenter during the Earth Day Network and March for Science teach-in on the National Mall. Look for Catherine (SciStarter’s Managing Director) and come learn about citizen science, get trained on projects you can do while marching, and discover how SciStarter can help you find, join, and track your contributions to citizen science.
Our first teach-in will be at 9:00am in Tent #8 in D.C. with a follow-up teach-in at 11:30am at the American Association for the Advancement of Science tent. For additional details, please see the March for Science event page.
Can’t make the March in Washington D.C.? How about Philadelphia? Darlene (SciStarter’s Director) will be emceeing the grand finale of the Philly March on Penns Landing. Or… you can “just add citizen science” no matter where you are marching. Check out our comprehensive guide of March for Science citizen science projects.
The March for Science is just one of hundreds of events celebrating citizen science during Citizen Science Day! Find more events near you and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #CitSciDay.
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 Day task force workshop to plan for the sustained future of this event. The task force is led by Catherine Hoffman (SciStarter), Lila Higgins (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles), and Alison Young (California Academy of Sciences).
1. To solicit community feedback on the recurring date for Citizen Science Day.
2. To review Citizen Science Day 2016 and 2017 and to generate feedback for the planning of Citizen Science Day 2018.
3. To discuss the challenges and opportunities for Citizen Science Day events and to strategize future resources needed to overcome these challenges and maximize opportunities.
4. Solicit feedback on planning a wide-scale, annual evaluation plan for Citizen Science Day.
Register for the workshop in advance while you are signing up for the conference. We look forward to planning the future of this great event with you!
This will be the second Citizen Science Association conference and an estimated 1,000 participants are expected to convene from all over the world. Join the Citizen Science Association for reduced registration fees.
This is part of a series of posts about the Citizen Science Association Conference.
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 more! Citizen Science Day will commence on Friday, April 14th with celebrations running through April and into May, culminating during the Citizen Science Association Conference and public science event at the Science Museum of Minnesota on May 20th. We invite citizen scientists and project leaders from around the world to celebrate citizen science during this time!
“Citizen Science Day is a way to help showcase the opportunities and contributions of citizen science – #CitSciDay activities bring attention to the ways that everyone can engage with science to make a difference in the world – whether that is helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s, using data to address sources of air pollution, or making discoveries of new phenomena in our backyards or in space,” says Jennifer Shirk of the Citizen Science Association.
Events during last year’s celebration included over 100 BioBlitzes in areas from National Parks to community green spaces, transcription challenges at local libraries, citizen science hikes, festivals, workshops, and more!
Even if there isn’t a local event planned in your community, you can participate in one of SciStarter’s thousands of citizen science projects on topics ranging from Astronomy to Zoology.
Are you looking to host an event?
SciStarter in collaboration with the Citizen Science Association will be hosting a webinar on February 8th from 12:00-1:00 EST all about Citizen Science Day. This free webinar will present an overview of Citizen Science Day, illustrate highlights from 2016 (the inaugural year), provide a discussion of ideas and resources for hosting events and regional meet-ups, and, in general, help you prepare for Citizen Science Day 2017! We will wrap up the webinar with a brief tutorial from Alison Young from California Academy of Sciences and Lila Higgins of the LA Natural History Museum on how to run a BioBlitz: one popular example of an event you might consider.
Once you’ve planned your event, add it to the SciStarter Events Calendar so people can find it! SciStarter will also be sharing the events through our syndicated partners including Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, PBS, PLoS, NSTA, Philly.com, and more! The 2017 Citizen Science Day webpage will go live on March 1!
Interested in supporting Citizen Science Day? We’re actively looking for funders and sponsors. Contact us for more information (email@example.com).
Editor’s Note: This blog was updated to include the dates of Citizen Science Day and the link to the recorded webinar from February 8th.