A step-by-step guide to learn about this movement that’s sweeping the globe. Learn how to find and join the right project for you and how to use SciStarter to earn credit for your participation. From ground-truthing NASA satellite data, to sharing pictures from your backyard that document biodiversity, to reporting local air quality – different projects have different levels of participation, and there is something for everyone.
What is citizen science?
As we face global challenges, we can find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease, or accelerating medical research. Science needs more eyes, ears and perspectives than any scientist posesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. People just like you are collecting data by taking photos of clouds or streams, documenting changes in nature, using smartphone sensors to help scientists monitor water and air quality, or playing games to help advance health and medical research. SciStarter will introduce you to citizen science and help you discover opportunities to participate in this movement that’s sweeping the globe via a page made just for you: https://verizon.scistarter.org/
What is SciStarter?
SciStarter (SciStarter.org) is a research affiliate of the Arizona State University and an online hot spot for citizen science, a branch of science that engages the public in real research in need of their help. We make it easier for people to find and join projects of interest to them through our project finder, which features more than 3,000 projects from around the world.
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