Making New Knowledge with Citizen Science

Our guest this week is ecologist & author Caren Cooper.  As an Associate Professor at North Carolina State university, Dr. Cooper also works with the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program on Leadership in Public Science.  She is an advocate of citizen science, believing that anyone, anywhere at any time, can help conduct genuine scientific research. In her new book, Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are […]

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Click on Penguins for Science

This week’s episode is a Mini-lab.  Mini-lab episodes are shorter versions of the same shows you find at laboutloud.com. Our guest for this mini-lab episode is Dr. Tom Hart – penguinologist and lead researcher for Penguin Watch.  Penguin Watch is a project that collects images of penguins and other seabirds from cameras scattered throughout the Southern Ocean.  These images are shared online […]

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Episode 107 – The Snowy Owl Irruption

This week we talk with Ryan Brady – a research scientist with the Wisconsin DNR, where he serves as the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Bird Monitoring Coordinator.  Ryan talks to us about this winter’s snowy owl irruption, how to connect with other birders, and how you might be able to find snowy owls in your own region. Links: eBird Bird-Watchers Revel in […]

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