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What is Citizen Science?

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Los Altos History Museum | 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA


Members of the general public are taking to the great outdoors as “citizen scientists,” collecting and recording data on their smartphones to aid professional scientists in researching changes in the natural world. In a Zoom program titled “What is Citizen Science?” Los Altos History Museum explores this tech-savvy movement of public participation in combating climate change. The free talk, slated for Thursday, April 22 at 5pm, is offered in support of the Museum’s current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change.”

Mary Ellen Hannibal, award-winning journalist and Bay Area author of “Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction,” will discuss the deep ties of citizen science within the tradition of natural history museums. She will review current ecological crises, local to global, and point out ways to get involved.

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Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, Online
Address: 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA

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