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By Kate Radford
Contributing Writer 

April is Citizen Science Month

 

Roger Dey

A Great Blue Heron at Browns Lake in 2018. Great Blue Herons are the subject of a Montana Audubon Citizen Science Project, in partnership with the Montana Natural Heritage Program, to confirm new rookeries, populations and threats to the birds in Montana.

Every April, professional scientists and amateurs alike celebrate Citizen Science Month.

Citizen science is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions" and encompasses thousands of projects and experiments.

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