Love Monarchs? Participate in the Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!

By Cora Lund Preston, Communication Specialist for Monarch Joint Venture The Monarch Monitoring Blitz has begun! Grab your hats, sunscreen and clipboards and join fellow citizen scientists for some fresh air and an international monarch monitoring blitz from July 29-August 5th! With enough reports, your information will provide a snapshot that helps scientists understand the range … Read more “Love Monarchs? Participate in the Monarch Monitoring Blitz This Week!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Events, Project Profile

Projects We Are Thankful For

As Thanksgiving approaches, the SciStarter team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for advancing so many fields of research this year. Below, the newsletter team shares projects we’re especially grateful for this year. And from SciStarter’s developers: Daniel Arbuckle: Einstein @Home Jonathan Brier: Personal Genome Project Steve Gano: Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force, San … Read more “Projects We Are Thankful For”

Categories: Citizen Science, Newsletter

Journey North: Tracking the Stories of Survival with Citizen Science

  It was a crisp morning following a cold night in Goleta’s Coronado Monarch Butterfly Preserve. As Luke crossed a beam that had been dropped across a swampy area, he looked up at the Eucalyptus grove and sighed quietly. “Where are the butterflies Dad,” he asked me—with one part expectation and one part disappointment.

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration

Editor’s Note: This post has been republished and shared in celebration of SciStarter’s Back To School campaign where you will find 10 citizen science projects aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.   Using Journey North’s Monarch Project to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards Citizen Science and Monarch Migration as a Teaching Tool … Read more “Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards

Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration

Using Journey North’s Monarch Project to Meet Common Core and Next Generation Teaching Standards Citizen Science and Monarch Migration as a Teaching Tool Grades: K-12th Description: Journey North (JN) is a citizen science project for the observation and tracking of seasonal weather changes and phenology or life cycle changes in animals and plants. This website … Read more “Citizen Science in The Classroom: Monarch Migration”

Categories: Analyzing and interpreting data, Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering), Citizen Science, Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering), Developing and using models, Engaging in argument from evidence, Insects, Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information, Planning and carrying out investigations, Science Practices, Using mathematics and computational thinking