Spring into Citizen Science Day tomorrow! Hundreds of springtime opportunities await you

Springtime Citizen Science April is buzzing with citizen science you can do at hackfests, conferences, festivals, workshops, marches and more! Looking for family-friendly projects? Check this out.  Below, we’ve selected three projects and two events we think you’ll love.  You can find more projects and events on SciStarter to do now or bookmark for later. … Read more “Spring into Citizen Science Day tomorrow! Hundreds of springtime opportunities await you”

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

Is Climate Change Causing the Seasons to Change? Citizen Scientists in the UK Help Find Out with Nature’s Calendar

Interested in more spring themed citizen science projects? Check out the ones the SciStarter team has handpicked for you here! Or use SciStarter’s project finder to find one that piques your curiosity! In 1998 Tim Sparks, a research biologist at Britain’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Cambridge started a pilot project designed to record … Read more “Is Climate Change Causing the Seasons to Change? Citizen Scientists in the UK Help Find Out with Nature’s Calendar”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors

April showers, May flowers!

Fatigued from measuring all that April precipitation? Embrace cheerful blooms all around you and share your phenology observations (seasonal changes in plants and animals, year to year) with these citizen science projects. Find more phenology projects on SciStarter. Don’t miss this new post from DISCOVER Magazine and SciStarter’s  Citizen Science Salon!   Project BudBurst Choose a plant to monitor and … Read more “April showers, May flowers!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

What’s Your Lens On Nature?

Imagine someone who is exploring nature. Are they wearing a backpack and hiking boots? Are they roaming the great outdoors? Now imagine someone exploring science. Are they wearing a lab coat and glasses? Are they in a chemistry lab or a room full of computers? Have they been indoors so long that their eyes squint at the light of day? Scientists, naturalist, writers, and artists all look at nature in different ways. What's your lens on nature? … Read more

Categories: Animals, Birds, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Science Education Standards

May is the month to monitor Monarchs

As a child growing up in New Hampshire, I remember going with my mother to collect Monarch chrysalises for my science classes. We’d park off a nearby roadway, spy a patch of milkweed, and poke around until we found a chrysalis or two. During the next week or so, my classmates and I watched spellbound … Read more “May is the month to monitor Monarchs”

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