Cooped up at Home? Here Are 7 Ways to Take Part in Online Science Projects and Activities

Citizen Science Month is an annual, month-extended celebration of all things citizen science, from ground-breaking discoveries to inspiring jobs. But with the April kickoff rapidly approaching, we all need to have to do our section to help flatten the curve and gradual the distribute of the Coronavirus.

Nonetheless, no matter whether you’re at dwelling with young children looking for a science job, or you’re a Citizen Science Month party organizer, you can continue to be even now take part almost in Citizen Science Month.

Below are 7 approaches to be part of online science jobs — or even host you have Citizen Science Month party.

  1. You can locate and be part of an online job with the SciStarter Task Finder.

  2. Invite individuals to satisfy-up almost by way of Fb Reside, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc., and go by way of the Introduction to Citizen Science Tutorial. 

  3. Create a digital team and invite some others to be part of and play Stall Catchers, an online video game to accelerate study on Alzheimer’s Condition. Or, really encourage individuals to go to SciStarter.org/NLM to locate jobs to do from dwelling!

  4. Arrange an online ebook club to go through and explore textbooks from this Citizen Science Booklist featuring a model new ebook, “The Area Information to Citizen Science,” from Timber Press. (You can even invite the authors to be part of your online discussion.)

  5. Host an online Check out Occasion to view PBS shows about citizen science or observe citizen science “How to” videos on YouTube.

  6. Discover and be part of an existing online party at SciStarter.org/events (pick out “Online Only”).

  7. Post these social media prompts to your email checklist or social media followers and invite them to view archived webinars or, poll contributors about their pursuits in citizen science, prepare a stick to-up job, or share jobs.

Examine out this Welcome Letter and locate these and quite a few other absolutely free resources at CitizenScienceMonth.org/Means.

Most importantly, be sure to do your section to flatten the curve. Master much more about what that implies in this overview from NBC News.

“This is where containment procedures, this kind of as banning massive gatherings and encouraging individuals to restrict their publicity to some others, occur into enjoy and why particular person attempts to cease the distribute of the virus are critical.”