March Mammal Madness

Citizen Science and March Mammal Madness

The 7th annual March Mammal Madness Tournament (MMM) is upon us! What is MMM, you ask? Only the most engaging, riveting, and scientifically accurate bracket-based tournament around! Eighty-two contenders enter, but only one (or this year, perhaps two) will be the Champion! March Mammal Madness was developed in 2013 by Dr. Katie Hinde, a professor … Read more “Citizen Science and March Mammal Madness”

Categories: Animals

@52CitScientists

The idea for the @52CitScientists account sprang from a conversation between Mar Dixon and Darlene Cavalier. Soon after, they enlisted Zsófi Szendrei to grow the account and make it a success. You can find @52CitScientists on Twitter and Instagram. Mar Dixon is a self-described “troublemaker for sectors who need a kick up the bum.” SciStarter has a unique … Read more “@52CitScientists”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Project Profile, SciStarter News

Tell Your Citizen Science Story With #MyCitSci

During Citizen Science Day, we asked our community of citizen scientists to tell their stories and experiences in words and pictures. Here, we’ve summarized many of the amazing stories we’ve heard. There is still time to tell yours. You can post them to our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter with #MyCitSci. We can’t wait to hear your story! … Read more

Categories: Citizen Science, National Citizen Science Day, Other

Coop’s Scoop: Citizen science to study your dog, because your dog studies you

Thank you, Lassie for saving my life! And thank you Rover, Spot, Fido, Benji, and Snoopy. We can all shout this refrain, not just those pulled from a burning building or comforted by slobbery kisses. Dogs may have saved the entire human race. Not recently, but back when our species was just starting out on … Read more “Coop’s Scoop: Citizen science to study your dog, because your dog studies you”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science

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”

Categories: Amphibians, Citizen Science

Hash Out Citizen Science in Twitter Chat Sessions

#CitSciChat Starting this month, you can tune in and take part in monthly discussion sessions about citizen science. The discussions take place on Twitter and anyone is welcome to join with questions, answers, comments, and ideas. You can follow the discussion at the hashtag #CitSciChat. The monthly #CitSciChat are sponsored by SciStarter and The Counter … Read more “Hash Out Citizen Science in Twitter Chat Sessions”

Categories: Citizen Science, CitSci Research

Snowed In? Contribute to Science!

As record levels of snow blanket much of the United States this year, Science For Citizens is collaborating with an important climate research project at the University of Waterloo called Snow Tweets. We’re pleased that this is the first of many scientific projects that you’ll be able to do on Science for Citizens. To help researchers … Read more “Snowed In? Contribute to Science!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Ecology & Environment, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water