The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference
by Darlene Cavalier Author, Catherine Hoffman Author and Caren Cooper Author
A hands-on guide for non-scientists who want to participate in scientific research to create meaningful change and increase our collective knowledge of the world. Individuals, families, classrooms, and volunteer groups can all make an appreciable difference by using their time, energy, curiosity, and powers of observation to record and track natural phenomena as a contribution to a broader project. Learn best practices for connecting with projects seeking volunteers, and then get to work! Monitor the night sky, map trees, photograph dragonflies, identify mushrooms, identify bat signals, measure animal heartbeats, evaluate your pets' behavior, track your own emotions when using social media, report your flu symptoms, even contribute to Alzheimer's research by counting blood vessels. A very cool resource for people of any age and ability.
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