SciStarter 2.0 is a place to find, join, and contribute to science through more than 1600 formal and informal projects and events. SciStarter's Mission Statement is to enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through informal recreational activities and formal research efforts; inspire greater appreciation and promote a better understanding of science and technology among the general public; create a shared space where scientists can talk with citizens interested in working on or learning about their research projects; and satisfy the popular urge to tinker, build, and explore by making it simple and fun for people - singles, parents, grandparents, kids - to jump in and get their hands dirty with science.
SciStarter is a crowdsourced science information and research data website where anyone and everyone can participate and contribute. Users can join and/or start their own project. Projects are sortable on a variety of parameters including location, keyword, type of activity, field of science, and age range.
“Science is our most reliable system of gaining new knowledge and citizen science is the public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. Typically, public involvement is in data collection, analysis, or reporting.
Here are four common features of citizen science practice: (a) anyone can participate, (b) participants use the same protocol so data can be combined and be high quality, (c) data can help real scientists come to real conclusions, and (d) a wide community of scientists and volunteers work together and share data to which the public, as well as scientists, have access.” (https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/articles/10.5334/cstp.51/)