Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
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About the Author
Loree Griffin Burns, PhD., is the author of The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe and Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion, both ALA Notable books. She lives in Massachusetts.
Ellen Harasimowicz also lives in Massachusetts and is a freelance photojournalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Scientific American.
"Whether they live in a city, in the suburbs, or on a farm, children can feel the excitement of being involved in real science." --Science
"...engaging..." --School Library Journal, starred
"...provides instruction for children interested in joining hands-on research efforts and highlights the contributions children have made in studying monarch butterflies, birds, ladybugs, and frogs." --The Boston Globe
"Burns brings much-deserved attention to four remarkable scientific projects that enlist regular people in data collection." --Horn Book
"For curious children and teachers alike, this is an ideal introduction to science activities that leave no child inside." --Kirkus
"Throughout this handsome volume, exceptionally clear color photos illustrate the animals mentioned and the adults and children observing them." --Booklist