Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction? For centuries, amateur naturalists recorded the living things around them. But Mary Ellen Hannibal says citizen scientists today have a new mandate: to help save species on the brink of extinction.
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Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction?

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Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction?

Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction?

Mary Ellen Hannibal: Can Amateur Scientists Save Animals From Extinction?

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Citizen Science.

About Mary Ellen Hannibal's TED Talk

For centuries, amateur naturalists observed the living things around them. But Mary Ellen Hannibal says citizen scientists today have a new mandate: to help save species on the brink of extinction.

About Mary Ellen Hannibal

Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist specializing in natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016's best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently a Stanford media fellow.

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