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The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference

Category: Book
By (author): Cavalier, Darlene
By (author): Cooper, Caren
By (author): Hoffman, Catherine
Subject:  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
  SCIENCE / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Timber Press
Published: January 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 8.25in x 5.75in
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$ 24.95
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From The Publisher*Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. The citizen science movement is approachable and inclusive, making it an excellent option for people looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. The Field Guide to Citizen Science-by the expert team at SciStarter-makes it easier than ever for those new to the process to get involved. It explains what citizen science is, explores the various types of projects available, shows how to succeed and stay motivated when you're participating in a project, and explains how the data is used. The included projects range from passive observation to active data collection. With an upbeat and accessible tone and a lively, illustrated layout, this must-have guide is for anyone looking to join the fun and rewarding world of citizen science.
From The Publisher*This hands-on guide to citizen science details how ordinary people can participate in scientific research and help change the world in meaningful ways. 
Biographical NoteSciStarter enables people to contribute to science through informal recreational activities and formal research efforts. The website creates a shared space where scientists can connect with people interested in working on or learning about joint research projects. SciStarter features 1,100 searchable citizen science projects and recruits participants through partnerships with Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine, PBS Kids, the National Science Teachers Association, Public Library of Science, WHYY/NPR, Pop Warner Youth Scholars, and more. SciStarter is a division of Science for Citizens LLC.