SciStarter Blog

SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through providing people access to more than 2,700 searchable formal and informal research projects and events. But more than just a project directory, SciStarter also offers a coordinated place to record contributions and access the tools and instruments needed to participate in citizen science projects. The SciStarter Blog is published by Science Connected.

Revolutionizing Bird Watching with Radar

Ecologists can now forecast bird migrations like meteorologists forecast the weather. But without on-the-ground citizen science observations, it’s hard to tell a songbird from a goose. SCISTARTER BLOG For many ...
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Citizen Science Projects about Insections

Citizen science projects featuring insects, spiders and their relatives

Seven large-scale citizen science projects that you can help with right now! Help scientists collect data on our insect friends. SciStarter Blog You can call them “insects, spiders and their ...
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Citizen Scientists Fighting Misinformation

Citizen Scientists Fighting Misinformation

A new project called Public Editor invites citizen scientists to work together to fight misinformation and vet the credibility of news.  SciStarter Blog In an era of social media bots, ...
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3 Ways to Help Save Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies face an uncertain future. Their numbers have plummeted in recent decades. Here are some ways you can help. SciStarter Blog Every fall, declining day length triggers one of ...
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Computer-powered Citizen Science

With the help of citizen science volunteers, researchers are using artificial intelligence and computers to make scientific breakthroughs. SciStarter Blog Working together, humans and computers can do great things. Humans ...
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8 Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Looking for a science project to do with kids? These experiments go beyond the trivial and incorporate real-world scientific research. SciStarter Blog Around the world, millions of kids are headed ...
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Help NASA Find Out How Planets Form

A NASA citizen science project called Disk Detectives is enlisting volunteers to study images of new solar systems and see how planets form. SciStarter Blog How long does it take ...
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Track Four Emerging Climate Hazards

Use the power of citizen science to help researchers track emerging climate hazards that can impact your community. SciStarter Blog Earth’s climate is undergoing change that poses multiple threats. The ...
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