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Whenever, wherever, you and citizen science are meant to be together

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By Eva Lewandowski
Oct 14, 2016 6:39 AMNov 19, 2019 8:08 PM


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Below, our editors highlight five, digital citizen science projects you can do online now! Find more with the Scistarter Project Finder.


The SciStarter Team

Floating Forests 

Kelp forests are important underwater ecosystems and home to many species. With this project, you will identify kelp in photographs, which will help researchers understand how kelp forests change over time.

Get started!

Photo: NOAA

Cyclone Center 

Did you know that the human eye is sometimes better at recognizing patterns than computers? That's why your help is needed to analyze still unknown patterns in images of tropical cyclones.

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Pulsars, or spinning neutron stars, send out gravitational waves that can be used to identify and locate them. You can help find them by contributing processing time from your phone or computer whenever it's idle.

Get started! 

Photo: Decodoku


Quantum computing is the technology of the future, and you can help bring it about. Just solve puzzles on your computer or smartphone; the methods you use will contribute to reducing errors in quantum computers.

Get started!

Photo: tiltfactor.org

Purposeful Gaming

If you like playing games, then this is the project for you! In the game, you transcribe pieces of historical biodiversity texts.

Get started!

SciStarter is looking for citizen scientists and project owners to test the new look and features of the site as part of our 2.0 release. Please email Catherine (catherine@scistarter.com) if you're interested.

Looking for a citizen science event near you? Want to share your event with others? Check out the Scistarter Events Page.

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