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

Monarch Monitoring – Help Count These Magnificent Migrators to Aid Conservation Efforts

The monarch butterfly is a remarkable species.  Each year these insects migrate in a similar pattern to birds from colder to warmer climates as the seasons change, often returning to the same overwintering sites every year.  Unlike birds, however, no single monarch lives long enough to make the whole migration, so the journey occurs across … Read more “Monarch Monitoring – Help Count These Magnificent Migrators to Aid Conservation Efforts”

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

MIT Museum Sets Off Annual Chain Reaction on the Friday After Thanksgiving

Remember the game Mouse Trap? For those of you not familiar with it, Mouse Trap is a board game in which players build a contraption, using various tools and materials, in order to capture a toy mouse on the run. Players often build creative, elaborate traps that operate in various stages, with each distinct stage setting … Read more “MIT Museum Sets Off Annual Chain Reaction on the Friday After Thanksgiving”

Categories: Computers & Technology, Events, Physics

It’s Turkey Time: Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey Results

Dig into this fabulous Thanksgiving menu of citizen science projects you can do between dinner and dessert! “It’s turkey-time!” Those words mean different things to different people—birdwatchers look forward to sighting hens with poults in the spring, hunters raise their glasses when turkey season opens, researchers foresee the final compilation of a summer citizen science count, … Read more “It’s Turkey Time: Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey Results”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors

Exploring the Biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands As “Darwin for a Day”

Dig into even more Thanksgiving projects with your friends and family! Imagine: After months of treacherous sailing across the open ocean, skirting coral reefs and rocky shores, you alight upon lush tropical islands greeted by enticing aromas, unknown species, and a symphony of bird song… Four years into her circumnavigation of the globe, the HMS … Read more “Exploring the Biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands As “Darwin for a Day””

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors