ERIC Number: EJ639811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Counting Birds at the Grassroots: Making a Census into "Citizen Science," Naturalists Share Their Findings Online.
New York Times, v151 n51966 pG1,G8 Dec 13 2001
The Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are promoting various "citizen science" projects in which amateur naturalists make local observations of birds, butterflies, or natural phenomena and report their observations to interactive databases on the World Wide Web. Events such as the Great Backyard Bird Count motivate people to get outdoors and provide important data to scientists. (SV)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Data Collection, Databases, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Informal Education, Outdoor Activities, World Wide Web
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