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SciStarter

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SciStarter connects citizen scientists with citizen science projects. Professional and amateur scientists, teachers, students and people of all ages share, find and join exciting citizen science projects and communities.
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SciStarter is a fantastic resource to use when looking for a hands on citizen science project.  

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A Fabulous Menu of Citizen Science for Thanksgiving! - Citizen Science Salon | DiscoverMagazine.com

A Fabulous Menu of Citizen Science for Thanksgiving! - Citizen Science Salon | DiscoverMagazine.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
We've updated and reposted this Thanksgiving Day treat, from Lily Bui! Dig into this serving of Thanksgiving projects with your friends and family! Wester
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Discover Magazine produces a blog geared toward announcing new citizen science projects.  

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citizen science

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Encyclopedic entry. Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs.
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Zooniverse - Real Science Online

Zooniverse - Real Science Online | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
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Zooniverse is one of the best citizen science resources that I have found during this research.  Projects include topics such as Space, Ocean, Climate, and Biology.  Many of these projects utilize Web 2.0 resources where data can be collected using your home computer or smart phone.

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The Science in a Twinkle of Nighttime in the South

The Science in a Twinkle of Nighttime in the South | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A firefly ritual of summer becomes part of a multiyear quest by researchers to measure whether urbanization threatens the insects.
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New York Times article that discusses firefly research where citizens use smart phone apps to collect data and share with researches.

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Vanishing Firefly Project : Public Service : Clemson University : South Carolina

Vanishing Firefly Project : Public Service : Clemson University : South Carolina | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Information on the Firefly Watch Program organized by the Baruch Institute
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People Power

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The article explains how the game Fold-It works and discusses crowd sourcing and benefits.

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ISTE Standards For Students

ISTE Standards For Students | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
ISTE Standards (formerly the NETS) for Students (ISTE Standards•S) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.
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VolunTourism.org Travel and Volunteer Opportunities

VolunTourism.org Travel and Volunteer Opportunities | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
How to create a successful Voluntourism Program Or Trip.
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Science beyond the classroom

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NSTA blog that defines citizen science and discusses its benefits.  This blog was a good starting point for me and provided links to current citizen science projects and resources.

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Exploring Citizen Science - Citizen Science Salon | DiscoverMagazine.com

Exploring Citizen Science - Citizen Science Salon | DiscoverMagazine.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Editors Note: This post, written by Christine Nieves, originally appeared on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas blog. Check out the citiz
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This blog re-post by Christine Nieves discuss the concept of Citizen Science and is also where I learned  about the game "Fold-It".

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Our Six Citizen Science Picks | DiscoverMagazine.com

Our Six Citizen Science Picks | DiscoverMagazine.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Try science for yourself: Join one of these citizen science projects; lab coat optional.
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NSTA Project Citizen

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An interesting journal article from NSTA.  This article focuses on way citizen science can be used to develop research skills and responsible citizenship.

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Citizen Science: Can Volunteers Do Real Research?

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Jeffrey P. Cohn (2008) Citizen Science: Can Volunteers Do Real Research? BioScience: Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 192-197. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1641/B580303
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This article defines Citizen Science and discusses why some scientist oppose the use of citizen data.

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The Citizen Science Landscape: From Volunteers to Citizen Sensors and Beyond

The Citizen Science Landscape: From Volunteers to Citizen Sensors and Beyond | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
International Journal of Zoology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of zoology.
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A very good article that looks at the pros and cons of citizen science.  I used this article for information representing the "con" side of citizen science.  I was also able to use a graph showing the increase of citizen data in scientific peer reviewed journal articles.

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