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We just returned from the 2017 Citizen Science Association conference in St. Paul, MN and we can confirm that citizen science is hot! Give yourself a pat on the back for being part of this awesome movement!

Below, we share some new and alumni projects we think you'll love. Find more projects and events on SciStarter, to do now or bookmark for later.

Cheers!

The SciStarter Team

NASA

Globe at Night

Seven out of 10 people in the US have never seen the Milky Way Galaxy in the night sky due to light pollution. You can help understand light pollution in your community by measuring the night sky brightness.

Location: Global 

Get started!

Stream Selfie

Map streams across the country and start testing the waters with Stream Selfie. All you need to do is find a stream, snap a photo, and answer some brief questions. You'll help fill important gaps in our understanding of water quality.

Location: United States

Get started! 

Rescue a Reef

You can help with coral reef restoration with the University of Miami research team. You will be trained in data collection, coral nursery management, and coral restoration. You will need either SCUBA Certification or strong snorkeling skills.

Location: Miami, Florida

Get started! 

Avi

FloodCrowd

Across the United Kingdom, if you've seen a flood, big or small, you can contribute your observation to FloodCrowd. Your observations will help assess flood risk management with citizen science.

Location: United Kingdom

Get started!

North Carolina King Tides

Be on the lookout for high water in North Carolina due to heavy rains, storms, wind, and king tides. Your photos help communities understand their vulnerabilities to coastal flooding during times of extreme high tides or sea-level rise.

Location: North Carolina

Get started!

Congratulations to the Project Slam finalists! 

We heard over 20 fast-paced talks about new citizen science projects during the Project Slam sponsored by SciStarter at the Citizen Science Association conference. Congratulations to Sparrow Swap, Mark2Cure, and the City Nature Challenge for being the top-voted projects!


Want more citizen science? Check out SciStarter's Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there's something for everyone!

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