Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science?

Citizen science is a way for regular people to collaborate with trained scientists to contribute to scientific research projects.  SciStarter and Arizona State University partnered up with libraries across the country to offer citizen science kits with everything you need to get started!

Citizen Science Basics

Library Resources

Our Kits:

Exploring Biodiversity

Exploring Biodiversity
Page

https://scistarter.org/library-kits/exploring-biodiversity

Borrowing Agreement

PDF Printable Agreement

Kit Contents
  • Clip-On Lens for Smartphone w/ Case (7 lenses, 2 clips, 1 tripod: base + phone bracket)
    • Lens: Telephoto (x2), Fish Eye, Macro, Star Filter, CPL Filter, and Kaleidoscope
  • Binoculars 10×25 Contact w/Case
  • Field Notebook (x2)
  • Activity Guide (w/ Booklist)
  • Carry Case (Backpack)
  • Luggage Tag/ID
Additional Resources

Observing Pollinators

Page

https://scistarter.org/library-kits/observing-pollinators

Borrowing Agreement

PDF Printable Agreement

Kit Contents
  • Binoculars                           
  • Stopwatch                           
  • Clipboard (x2)
  • Field Notebook (x2)
  • Dry-Erase Marker (x2)
  • Flower ID guide – Rhode Island Trees & Wildflowers
  • Pollinator Book – The Bees in Your Backyard
  • Laminated Data Sheet (x2)
  • Bee Observer Cards
  • Activity Guide (w/ Fact Sheet and Booklist)
  • Carry Case (Backpack)
  • Luggage Tag/ID
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Measuring Light in the Night Sky

Page

https://scistarter.org/library-kits/measuring-light-in-the-night

Borrowing Agreement

PDF Printable Agreement

Kit Contents
  • Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens (SQM-L)
  • Red LED Flashlight (x2)
  • Planisphere (David Chandler 40-50 – Lrg) (x2)
  • Activity Guide (w/ Worksheet, Instructions, FAQ, and Booklist)
  • Carry Case (Backpack)
  • Luggage Tag/ID
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Kit Survey

Any questions? Please contact Kyera at kshea@rogersfreelibrary.org or the Adult Services Librarian at ijulier@rogersfreelibrary.org.

Foundations of Citizen Science

Awarded: Jul 13, 2022

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Building Data Literacy Through Community and Citizen Science

Awarded: Jul 14, 2022

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Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science

Awarded: Jul 21, 2022

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