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Author Landgraf, Greg.

Title Citizen science guide for families : taking part in real science / Greg Landgraf.

Publication Info. Chicago : Huron Street Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    500 LAN    Available
Description xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Being a citizen scientist -- Science as a family activity -- Building community through citizen science -- Citizen science making a difference -- Citizen scientists at work -- Getting started at your library -- A directory of citizen science projects: Analytical games and puzzles ; Animals ; Beaches, wetlands, and waterways ; Biodiversity for beginners ; Outer space ; Plants and fungi ; Weather and the seasons.
Summary "People 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"--Back cover.
Subject Research -- United States -- Citizen participation.
ISBN 9781937589356 (paperback)
1937589358 (paperback)

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