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Can Citizen Science Save Us?

February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
7 PM to 8:30 PM
With Mary Ellen Hannibal
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Mary Ellen Hannibal is an award-winning author.  Her book Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction was named a best book of 2016 by the San Francisco Chronicle and won a Nautilus book award. She frequently contributes to Bay Nature, Nautilus, the New York Times, and Science magazines. Her Stanford TEDx talk addresses citizen science in general:   Can Citizen Science Save Us? Her most recent TED addresses How you can help save the monarch butterfly, and the planet. Citizen science is an old/new practice of direct observation of nature by amateurs. Today the practice is turbo-charged by smartphone technology and vast computing power.  It is needed as never before, because plants and animals are disappearing too fast, and Earth is undergoing a mass extinction. The good news is that citizen science is a concept, a format, and a tool for addressing environmental problems at a local level, including the urban environment. In this talk I’ll go over some of the basics of citizen science and focus on local projects that make a difference.




February 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Event
CA United States