Add a project

You can move from tab to tab to complete the fields, and click "submit your project" or "save draft." Once you submit it, our editors will review it and let you know if they have questions or if it's been published. Once it's published, your project is eligible for promotions on our partners' sites including Discover Magazine, Astronomy Magazine, PBS Kids, National Science Teachers Association, Public Library of Science, and more.

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Core Project Information

Contact information

Add the name of your institution, organization, agency, etc.
Is the contact person is also the project manager?

The project manager is the person who manages, and is responsible for, the project.

If you are both the contact person and the project manager, select "Yes."

If the project manager is not the contact person:

Add the name of your institution, organization, agency, etc.
You can add additional SciStarter accounts as managers of this project entry. Fill in their names here, separated by commas. Ambiguous names will be ignored, so if in doubt, include the user number in parentheses at the end, just as the name appears on the user's profile page. e.g. Example Person (34724)

Project information

64 character limit
A very short description of what this project will achieve. (64 character limit)
A very short description of how the participant will help this project. (64 character limit)
Provide a description of this project. Separate paragraphs with blank lines and do not use HTML tags (e.g., <strong>).

Project Image

Photos and graphics are fine. Please don't use a logo.
Images should be in landscape orientation (wider than high).
Only upload images you have the rights to share. If using Creative Commons, please include the proper attribution (e.g., CC-BY-SA).

Project on the web

Project categorization

Topics(select all that apply)
Add any topics not listed above. Topics should be separated by commas.
Add keywords to help participants find your project. The more keywords there are (and the more specific they are), the better. Keywords should be separated by commas.

Joining the project

The One-Click Sign Up process enables volunteers to click a “request to join” button on your project. Volunteers will receive an automatic, customized email from you upon clicking this button to instruct them on the next steps. Y​ou will receive notifications of sign ups​ and c​an message volunteers directly through your ​Volunteer Manager on SciStarter

Note that people who click Request to Join , using this feature, will not be directed to your site to sign up; however, your project’s website will still be published on your project’s page on SciStarter.

As soon as a volunteer requests to join your project, they’ll receive an automatic email instructing them on the next steps. Enter the copy you want them to receive. For example, “Thank you for your interest. To get started, download the app here (link)” or “Thank you for your interest. Please complete these forms (link) and we will mail you a kit to get started.”

Who should participate? (Select all that apply)
How can prospective participants take part in this project? If there is a direct link to sign-up for this project, please include it here. Separate paragraphs with blank lines, and do not use HTML tags. URLs will automatically be clickable.
Add the url, if any, for volunteers to join your project.
How much time does a single instance of project participation take for the participant? How often should a single participant contribute?
If training materials are available online, please include the URL where they can be accessed.
If classroom materials are available online, please include the URL where they can be accessed.

Participants will need…

Money paid to the project organizer (e.g., payment for required instruments).
Costs to the participant for equipment, travel, and other expenses that are not paid to the project organizer.
If the participants need to install an Android app, please add the download link here.
If the participants need to install an app, please add the download link here.

Materials List

List materials—and, when possible, website links where someone can obtain the materials—that are required or recommended for this project. Only list materials/tools/instruments one will likely need to build, borrow, or buy because the items are not commonly found at home.

Materials added


Project takes place… (Select all that apply)
Where can you do this project?

If at an address:

If at a location or range

location(s) will be used to preferentially expose your project to people who live at or near those locations, or who are more likely to be able to do the work in those locations, and so you should specify a region larger than the work area, but small enough to be focused.

SciStarter uses OpenStreetMaps as a tool for specifying geographic location(s). To use it, enter a location's name in the search field below and then select the best options from the results. To enter, search for, and add additional locations. You can also preview any option before you add it.

Lookup results
Your Locations
Can't find a location you need? Fill it in here, and we'll add it to the database and update your project. It's okay to set your project to "Global" for now, or leave your locations blank.
Provide a description of your project's geographic location if our OpenStreetMaps widget doesn't adequately establish its location. It's also possible to use both the widget and this description.
If you have specific types of locations where you would like people to do project tasks, enter them here. Separate different types by commas.


Earliest date when participants can take part.
Last date when participants can take part.
A project may be seasonal or otherwise recurring, intermittent or even contingent on external factors. Please describe your project's timing in sufficient detail.

Project completion date

If applicable, select the month and year for which the project is completed.

Email if you have questions.