All Water Is Connected: Citizen Scientists Monitor Virginia Water Quality

By Julia Travers | September 20, 2018 9:36 am
Image alt-text: sunlight reflects off the ocean as it meets the shore Title: Virginia Beach

Photo Source: Creative Commons, Nicolas Henderson on Twitter

The Virginia Beach Blue Water Task Force works all twelve months of the year.

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Citizen Science in the Classroom: NASA Globe Observer Clouds

By Guest | September 18, 2018 7:22 am

Citizen science can be an excellent way to engage learners in the process of science and to address the Practices as outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In each issue of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Journal, Science Scope, a citizen science project from the SciStarter Project Finder is featured!

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Citizen Science, Classroom, Education

Democracy At Play – Constitution Day Challenge

By cnickerson | September 10, 2018 11:51 am

Check out iCivics’  Democracy at Play challenge!

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Play it forward with citizen science games!

By lshell | September 10, 2018 11:29 am
NES-Controller_Nintendo_Clipart_by_DG-RAThink science is all work and no play? Try your hand at these four citizen science projects and advance scientific research while you play games!
The SciStarter Team

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Citizen Science, Education, Events

Would you like to get involved with SciStarter?

By cnickerson | September 7, 2018 12:15 pm

Occasionally, we’ve received emails from people who want to volunteer at SciStarter in some capacity. Some of these people volunteered their way into paid positions, earned service hours or other credits, leveraged their experiences and new contacts  to launch careers, or still volunteer with us (after many years). Of course, some folks never made it to the start line, but c’est le vie.

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SciStarter in the Classroom

By lshell | August 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Here are our picks of the week for educators and learners (and, really, aren’t we all life-long learners?). Each project includes lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.


Ooooooh! The school bell is about to ring. Here’s to a great year of learning and contributing to science.


The SciStarter Team

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Save the Date: Citizen Science Day returns on April 13, 2019

By Catherine Hoffman | August 31, 2018 10:47 am

SciStarter, the Citizen Science Association, and the Citizen Science Day Working Group are excited to announce Citizen Science Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019! The fourth annual Citizen Science Day celebrates and raises awareness about the amazing volunteers, projects, and scientific breakthroughs that are part of citizen science, encourages new people to get involved, and connects people to local events.

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Taking the First Steps: Libraries and Citizen Science

By Guest | August 27, 2018 10:26 pm

Editor’s Note: You got to know Dan with his team member spotlight. Now you can read about his perspective on and work with libraries! 

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Announcing a Practitioner Workshop for Deploying SciStarter Affiliate Tools To Support Strategic STEM Learning

By Darlene Cavalier | August 27, 2018 8:02 am

SciStarter and Arizona State University are happy to announce that we’ve received support from the National Science Foundation to host a workshop at North Caroline State University, November 8-9, 2018.

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BirdSleuth K-12 Webinars for Educators

By cnickerson | August 24, 2018 8:58 am

Have you looked at SciStarter’s event finder lately? We have exciting new additions, including a new webinar series from BirdSleuth K-12!

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Citizen Science, Classroom, Education

Citizen Science Salon

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Citizen Science Salon, brought to you by SciStarter, is where science enthusiasts can join forces with top researchers. We'll feature weekly collaborative, crowdsourced, and DIY research projects that relate to what you're reading about in Discover, so you can take science into your own hands. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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