John Burroughs Medal Awarded to Sharman Apt Russell

Russell_DiaryofaCitizenScientist.inddThe John Burroughs Association selected Sharman Apt Russell for her book Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World, published by Oregon State University Press.

In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration, finding stardust for NASA, and excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, has begun to shape how research is conducted. Non-professionals become acknowledged experts: dentists turn into astronomers and accountants into botanists.

Read more about the award and about Sharman Apt Russell.