The SciStarter Blog

The SciStarter Blog is published by Science Connected. Together, we are driving citizen science participation and public scientific literacy.

The SciStarter Blog, published by Science Connected

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 weekly by Science Connected.


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Observe the Moon Night On October 1!

From surveying the Moon to listening in on Jupiter's radio waves, these celestial citizen science projects will take you out of this world. The SciStarter Blog October 1st is International ...
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Five A+ Back-to-School Citizen Science Projects

Fall means back to school—check out these five citizen science projects on a variety of topics to bring the classroom to your living room! The SciStarter Blog As another school ...
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The Largest-Ever Fungi Bioblitz Is Here

Participate in the Great North American FungiQuest September 15 to October 15 by taking photos of local fungi on your phone! The SciStarter Blog By Robert Courteau Fungi serve an ...
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Let’s Do Some Doggone Science With Your Pup!

Check out these five citizen science projects to do at home or on a walk with your dog to celebrate National Dog Day on August 26! The SciStarter Blog National ...
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How Video Games Are Making Research Fun

Gamification and citizen science meet when research projects create video games to make data collection and analysis fun. The SciStarter Blog By Nathaniel Scharping While we might imagine a scientist ...
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Surfrider Volunteers Protect Public Health at the Beach

Surfrider Foundation volunteers working hard to protect clean water at their local beaches. The SciStarter Blog By Michelle Pena-Ortiz The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection ...
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Invite Ants to Your Picnic… for Science!

Warming weather and longer days mean more time for citizen science! Check out our editor’s list of fun and easy projects to do this month, benefiting humans, ants, and more ...
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Citizen Science Projects for the Birds

These five citizen science projects invite you to discover feathered friends in your area. Help scientists collect data and protect bird habitats. The SciStarter Blog Whether you live in the ...
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Citizen Science Connections

Science Connected is volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, California. We are a global group of scientists and science communicators who foster widespread science literacy, education, and communication. We are dedicated to increasing public understanding of science and creating free and equal access to science education. We define education in its broadest sense and believe it is the key to making informed choices, being successful members of society, and acting as responsible stewards of the planet.

Our mission is to increase scientific literacy in underserved communities and the greater public by connecting people with the latest scientific research, translating science into accessible language, and debunking pseudoscience with real research findings. 

Citizen science is an effective partnership between scientists and nonscientists that, when done well, offers benefits to the participants and beyond. In addition to the SciStarter Blog, we have several free resources for you to learn more about citizen science and get involved in projects.