Citizen Science

Citizen Science

It's Science!  Citizen-style!The idea of citizen science is a concept at the very heart of Discover Life in America.  We deeply believe that people should know and care about the natural world, and the best way to learn is to go out into the field with scientists and experts.

Citizen scientists are all ages and come from every walk of life.  Some have received formal training at some point, others are self-taught, others show up with nothing more than the desire to learn.  They help scientists with many necessary tasks, ranging in complexity from equipment carrying to data entry to specimen collection to species identification.

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Thank You for Coming to the 2014 Salamander Ball

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Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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