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Citizen science guide for families : taking part in real science

Author: Greg Landgraf
Publisher: Chicago : Huron Street Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Landgraf
ISBN: 9781937589356 1937589358
OCLC Number: 818318491
Description: xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Greg Landgraf.

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"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. Accessible for the whole family, this invaluable resource provides the tools for building strong families as well as improving the global community"--

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