Really, any day is a good day to engage in citizen science. Need some inspiration? “American Spring LIVE,” aired last week on PBS NATURE and it featured lots of citizen science projects in need of your help. Catch the recorded series on Facebook!
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This time of year, caterpillar eggs are beginning to hatch. The caterpillars depend on milkweed for food as they grow and evolve into Monarchs. Help researchers track the locations of milkweed and caterpillars to keep an eye on their health.
Location: Nebraska and across USA
Location: United States
Help create a national inventory of tap water pipes. Learn how to use a penny and a magnet to test tap water pipes to determine the material of them. Then, record your findings on SciStarter.
Location: United States
Map the quietest places in the world to find the best places to go for peace and quiet! Download a free app and make a sound level measurement from wherever you are, and upload the data to a map of the world.
This week on the pod, we feature a conversation between Kyle Copas, Communications Manager at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, which is known as GBIF, and John Turnbull, the Sydney, Australian coordinator for Reef Life Survey. The focus of this conversation is citizen science data. Listen and access a transcript on SciStarter.org/podcast.
SciStarter spent the past week at the Philadelphia Science Festival leading participants in GLOBE Observer, which helps ground-truth NASA satellite data. See you next year! In the meantime, why don’t you do one of the four GLOBE Observer protocols: Mosquito Habitat Mapper, Clouds, Trees, or Land Cover?
Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!
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New on the Blogs
“World Without Fish” Book Review via Science Connected Magazine
Crowd the Tap: Empowering Communities to Examine Their Lead Exposure via Discover Magazine
Inventions that show why accessible tools matter for scientific discovery
via the SciStarter blog