OverviewPeople of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with this handy guide. It defines citizen science, providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea. The book is organized by topic and features links to library resources and descriptions of books appropriate to the subject. In addition, a section devoted to ongoing citizen-science programs includes detailed descriptions for parents and children to identify projects appropriate to their interests, abilities, commitment levels, and locations. Accessible for the whole family, this invaluable resource provides the tools for building strong families as well as improving the global community.
Reviews"This book introduces readers to the idea of citizen science and then offers them a wealth of research projects to choose from. The first third of the book is devoted to explaining citizen science, why it is important, and how it makes a difference in research and the community at large." —Maren Ostergard, booklistonline
"This guide encourages families to get outside and work together. Whether looking for amphibians or monarchs, monitoring shorebirds, or observing mushrooms, there is an activity for everyone!" —Green Teacher
Author BiographyGreg Landgraf is a writer and editor. His extensive print, online, and video work includes positions with American Libraries magazine and Vance Publications, where he edited two trade magazines. He lives in Chicago.