Citizen Science

I grew up in a Science family. My dad is a professor of Forest Ecology, my mom is a botanist. Needless to say the majority of memories from growing up involve the natural world. Hikes were interspersed with botanizing and impromptu identification quizzes. My 3 siblings and I all worked as research assistants at some …

Science Sunday: Citizen Science

In this week’s Science Sunday segment, Mark and I shared some ways that you can get involved in citizen science. Let’s take a step back and talk about what citizen science is and why it’s important. Simply, it is a collaboration between scientists and the public. You help scientists by gathering data or helping solve …

How Our Changing Climate Impacts the Past (And How Citizen Science Can Help)

When we think about our changing Earth, we might focus on impacts to human health or our food supply. But, we may fail to think about the ways that climate change affects the past, or rather, affects material remains. Whether bones or stones, these remnants help us to understand how people from the past lived. …