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Citizen scientists : be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard

Burns, Loree Griffin, author

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  • Creator Loree Griffin Burns ; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : H. Holt, ©2012.
  • Physical Details
    • 80 pages : illustrations, color maps, photographs ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780805090628, 0805090622, 9780805095173, 0805095179
  • OCLC ocn726822894


  • Shows young readers how a citizen scientist learns about butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs.
  • 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.


  • Includes bibliographical references (page 75) and index.


  • What is citizen science, anyway? -- 1. Fall butterflying -- 2. Winter birding -- 3. Spring frogging -- 4. Summer ladybugging -- Now what? -- Resources -- Quick quiz answers -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments