Citizen Science MonthApril 7, 2021
April is Citizen Science Month, an annual celebration that aims to inspire volunteers to get involved in research to help advance science. Citizen scientists can contribute to projects led by professionals in various fields by assisting with activities such as logging events, recording data, responding to surveys, transcribing information and more.
Celebrate Citizen Science Month by discovering how to help make a difference in the world of science. Get started by visiting SciStarter’s Citizen Science Month page to learn more about citizen science and to see some featured projects in which anyone can get involved. Several project contributions can be done from any location. To read about public participation in citizen science initiatives or crowdsourcing also visit CitizenScience.gov
Information about other ongoing citizen science projects can be found at:
Projects for history enthusiasts include:
- Old Weather : transcribe weather observations from ship logs since the mid 19th century.
- Smithsonian Transcription Center Digital Projects : transcribe records to help make some of the Smithsonian scientific collections widely accessible to the public.
Ebooks about Citizen Science
- The Incidental Steward : Reflections on Citizen Science (by Akiko Busch)
- Citizen Science : Public Participation in Environmental Research (edited by Janis L. Dickinson and Jr., Richard E. Bonney)
- Citizen Science : 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12 (by Nancy Trautmann)