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Exchange Exemplar: Revisiting Citizen Science

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Sharman Apt Russell in the field.

"Leave the science to the scientists," you may have heard.  But did you stop and think how many people are scientists? 

Not enough to research all of the interesting things about the world and the universe around us.  So to fill in the gaps, we need some amateurs in the field. 

Amateurs like Sharman Apt Russell, who knows more about tiger beetles than many scientists. 

She wrote Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World and joined us on the Exchange last year.  We revisit that interview here.
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.