Why Citizen Science Matters

Years ago, in the far western Pacific Ocean, I was working to understand the condition of coral reefs. Some areas were coral rich, had abundant colorful fish and would on occasion treat you to a sighting of a rocketing shark, bumbling sea turtle, or giant, turquoise Napoleon wrasse. Other areas were murky, covered with a scruffy carpet of algae and …

Reclaim your inner scientist

If you think Science is something done by a guy that looks like Albert Einstein in a lab coat, scratch that and look in a mirror. You were born and still are a scientist. Each of us is born with an innate ability to apply the scientific method. While we can argue nature versus nurture as to whether this becomes …