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Old 03-03-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World.
By Sharman Apt Russell.
She also has written several other naturalist books, even some fictional eco science.

Diary of a Citizen Scientist | OSU Press

Russell’s self-awareness—of her occasionally-misplaced confidence, her quest to fill in “that blank spot on the map of tiger beetles,” and her desire to become newly engaged in her life—creates a portrait not only of the tiger beetle she tracks, but of the mindset behind self-driven scientific inquiry. Falling in love with the diversity of citizen science, she participates in crowdsourcing programs that range from cataloging galaxies to monitoring the phenology of native plants, applauds the growing role of citizen science in environmental activism, and marvels at the profusion of projects around the world.

Diary of a Citizen Scientist offers its readers a glimpse into the transformative properties of citizen science—and documents the transformation of the field as a whole.
The Environmental Outlook: Citizen Scientists - The Diane Rehm Show

Audio of an interview discussing citizen scientists including Sharman Apt Russell.

David Bonter assistant director of Citizen Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Elizabeth MacDonald research astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; founder of Aurorasaurus, a citizen scientist project; affiliate research scientist at the New Mexico Consortium in Los Alamos.
Sharman Apt Russell author of "Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World," among other books; she teaches at Western New Mexico University in Silver City and Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Andrea Wiggins assistant professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies.

I’m uncharacteristically speechless. Diary of a Citizen Scientist (Oregon State University Press, 2014) has been awarded the 2016 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing. The award will be presented this April 4 at the Annual Literary Awards ceremony of the John Burroughs Association at the Yale Club in New York City. You bet—Peter and I are going!

From the announcement: “The John Burroughs Medal was created in 1924 to recognize the best in nature writing and to honor the literary legacy of naturalist John Burroughs. The Medal has been awarded annually to a distinguished book of nature writing that combines scientific accuracy, firsthand fieldwork, and excellent natural history writing. This year’s winner was selected by a review committee of Medal recipients.
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