The Citizen Scientist
When people think of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, they often associate it with hunting and fishing, but recreation is only one piece to a complex and important resource protection mission.
NDOW manages more than 890 species, including amphibians, rodents, birds and creatures of all kinds. To achieve its mission, NDOW often uses volunteers who act as citizen scientists to collect information and monitor wildlife populations.
This week, Edwin sits down with Jen Newmark, chief of NDOW’s Wildlife Diversity Division and special guest, Sharman Russell author of Diary of a Citizen Scientist, Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World to talk about what it takes to be a citizen scientist.