There is a massive extinction of biodiversity going on right under our noses, the likes of which have not been seen since the dinosaurs disappeared. Thanks to Citizen Scientists, however, we are aware of the depths of our dire straits and can make positive changes. Author and award winning journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal returns to Conversations Live to discuss her new book Citizen Scientist: Searching For Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges offers readers five simple, practical skills even the most harried parent can use. Author Patty Wipfler demonstrates a practical understanding of children’s emotions and their upset moments, and shows parents how to build meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.
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Award Winning Environmental Journalist and Stanford Media Fellow Mary Ellen Hannibal’s explores how volunteers are changing the very foundation of science, and saving the planet at the same time, in her new book, Citizen Scientist: Searching For Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. She shows that by combining new technology and smartphone apps with the passion of amateur observers, anyone can become part of the movement to save the biodiversity that we need to thrive. The book covers skeptics, demonstrating what makes Citizen Science “real science”, and shares what apps you can use to get involved and record data right in your own backyard. Mary Ellen’s adventure of exploration and discovery was kick started by the sudden loss of her father, which prompted her to examine her own past and contemplate the larger loss of species taking place all over the world.
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges by Patty Wipfler uses the latest research in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, along with tens of thousands of interactions with children and their parents on five continents to give even harried, on the go parents the practical skills to connect to their children. The focus of Patty’s work since 1974 has been teaching basic listening, parenting, and leadership skills to parents. She has led over 400 residential weekend workshops for families and for leaders of parents in the U.S. and in 23 countries.
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