Learn how monitoring the night sky, mapping trees, photographing dragonflies, and identifying mushrooms can help save the world! 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. It is an excellent option for anyone looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. The Field Guide to Citizen Science, from the expert team at SciStarter, provides everything you need to get started. You’ll learn what citizen science is, how to succeed and stay motivated when you’re participating in a project, and how the data is used. The fifty included projects, ranging from climate change to Alzheimer’s disease, endangered species to space exploration, mean sure-fire matches for your interests and time. Join the citizen science brigade now, and start making a real difference!
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About the Author
SciStarter 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“There will always be more unknown than known, more rocks waiting to be overturned.” To be a part-time scientist, you only need a cell phone and the Field Guide to Citizen Science. SciStarter.org is an online database of more than 1,600 science projects that need help from regular people just like you. But where to start? The dashboard will suggest projects based on your location and interests. However, if you want a quick start, read the Field Guide to Citizen Science. Projects selected for their popularity, longevity, and diversity are listed within the book in chapters highlighting where they are done (online, at home or in nature). Playing an online game may help cure Alzheimer’s or make you a coauthor of a scientific paper. Each project has a page or two listing the location, website, goal, task, outcomes, and why the authors selected this project. If you are interested in science, or want to encourage your child to be interested in it, this book is an easy way to see the great variety of citizen science projects that are available. It only takes a minute to sign up. I know because I already became part of the Stall Catchers project that helps find a cure for Alzheimer’s. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars! Thanks to Timber Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
I never heard about Citizen Science before and I was fascinated by this book because I learnt so much. It was an engrossing and informative read, I enjoyed it and I think it should be read by anyone interested in science. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.