SciStarter is a place to find, join, and contribute to science through recreational activities and citizen science research projects. Citizen science is the public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. The SciStarter database of citizen science projects enable discovery, organization, and greater participation in citizen science.
SciStarter aim to:
- Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both 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.
- 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.