Citizen Scientists

Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard

By Loree Griffin Burns; Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographer)
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805090628, 80pp.)

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

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Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book, full of engaging photos and useful tips, will show you how.

About the Author
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoralat the University of Massachusetts Medical School.Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She isthe author of Beetle Busters, Tracking Trash, and "The Hive Detectives".

Ellen Harasimowicz is a freelance photojournalist new to nature photography. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Scientific American. Ellen lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Paul; her work can be seen at
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