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Citizen Science Opportunities, Resources and Grants

SciStarter, in partnership with Arizona State University, has launched the National Citizen and Community Center Network with the goal of providing resources, support, and connections to libraries across the country interested in becoming a community hub for citizen science. Sign-up via this form.

IMLS and Moore Foundation Grant
Libraries across the country are eligible to join an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Moore Foundation funded initiative that will help your library become a community hub for citizen science. Grantees will receive $1600 to purchase materials to build citizen science kits and individualized guidance on how to partner with your community to broaden participation in citizen science.  The deadline to apply is July 23Learn more and apply.

Introduction to Citizen Science for Libraries Webinar
Join August 24 for the first webinar in the Professional Development for Libraries Series. This webinar will provide an introduction to citizen science and explore how libraries can become partners in citizen science engagement. Learn how to access SciStarter’s library resources, build kits, and connect existing programs and communities to projects on SciStarter.  Register.

Programming Opportunity for Libraries with SciStarter and Verizon
SciStarter has expanded its partnership with Verizon to bring more virtual citizen science programming to your library! Exploring citizen science is a great way to reach library patrons virtually. Limited opportunities connecting to this fall programming are available; filling out the sign-up form below also signals your willingness for future engagement.
A program could be hosted on SciStarter’s Zoom account or on the library’s Zoom account. For the majority of programs, SciStarter Program Manager, Caroline Nickerson, will give a brief introduction to citizen science and a featured project, such as one listed at https://SciStarter.org/nlm, and then attendees (these could be library patrons, teen volunteers, or whomever the library audience is) will be put in breakout rooms for trained Verizon employee facilitators to lead them through the project and contribute to citizen science, live, in the virtual event. Programs could be anytime that works for both SciStarter and the host library from August – December.  Sign-up.

GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites citizen scientists to participate in the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge. Find out more.
Register for the library staff July 7 webinar.  A July 8 webinar is available to participants -students, educators and citizens.

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