Author Sharman Russell (Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World) will join the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30pm to talk about the new world of citizen science. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide are advancing the cause of science by tracking bird migrations, collecting water samples and cataloging galaxies. How can you become a part of this hands-on world of backyard science? Find out on Tuesday. Admission is free, donations are welcome. (Devin D. O'Leary)
Tuesday Aug 30, 2016
Alcalde, NM 87511
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Sharman Russell speaks about the new world of citizen science.
The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project (MPPP) is pleased to announce author Sharman Russell speaking about the new world of citizen science. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers are following their bliss tracking bird migrations, collecting water samples, cataloguing galaxies and even recording petroglyphs on archaeological sites. On Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30 pm at Oñate Monument and Visitors Center, Alcalde, Sharman will present: Citizen Science: Revolution, Renaissance and Transformation.
Revolution, renaissance, and transformation. These are the words Sharman Russell uses to describe the new world of citizen science. The author of the award-winning Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and other New Ways of Engaging the World will explore the role of citizen science and emphasize projects here in New Mexico. As Sharman says, “This is science, and this is love, and I have always believed they are the same thing.” This discussion may well inspire you to join one of the many citizen scientist projects online or in your own backyard.