Moderated by Dane Glasgow, this five-member panel discusses SETI and citizen science.
Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at a TEDx conference, where I explained the concept of citizen science to a very receptive and enthusiastic audience. Check it out, and please share it with your networks!
As long time followers of this blog know, science is one of my passions. So much so, that I’ve been involved in a movement called citizen science. What’s citizen science you say? Well, I wrote this book… Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science.
This book talks about some really cool stuff, where ordinary people like you and me get to do real, honest-to-goodness, help-answer-the-big-questions science. This is a world in which it is possible to go on a wildlife survey in a national park, install software on your computer to search for a cure for cancer, have your smartphone log the sound pollution in your city, transcribe ancient Greek scrolls, or sift through the dirt from a site where a mastodon died 11,000 years ago—even if you never finished high school.
Why am I into this stuff? Well, apart from the fact that it’s fun, I think that it is important in this high-tech era that people understand (and not fear!) science and technology. That’s why I write my other blog, Citizen Science Center.
I’m very, very excited to announce the launch of Be the Change: Saving the World with Citizen Science.
Available now at Amazon.com, the book has project listings and exclusive content you won’t find here at the site… so even if you’re a regular here, you’ll want to grab a copy to learn about new opportunities to participate.
And if you’re a huge citizen science fan who would love to see more people involved, it would be great if you would help me get the word out. Here’s how you can help:
Tweet about the book: Click this link
Copy this link and paste into your Facebook status and let your friends know: http://www.citizensciencecenter.com/get-the-book/
Forward that same link via email to your network: http://www.citizensciencecenter.com/get-the-book/
Leave an honest review at the Amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJCG62E
Let your favourite science personality know about it! Or if you have a connection to someone who should receive a review copy, please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It would mean a LOT to me if you did any or all of those things — thank you so, so much!
(P.S. – Don’t have a Kindle? Did you know you could read Kindles on your PC? Check it out here: Kindle for PC)