Nampa Public Library Podcasts
NPL Book Nerd, Episode 23

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 23

February 28, 2022

The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Dave Stevens

Citizen Science, Episode 4: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizen Science, Episode 4: The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2022

About the Nampa Public Library's Citizen Science Podcast:

This month the Nampa Public Library is featuring the Great Backyard Bird Count. This project spans 4 days, from February 18th to the 21st. It’s a worldwide initiative concentrating on counting birds! These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations. Anyone, any-age, can contribute!

Here is the link to guide your participation: How to Participate – Great Backyard Bird Count

Spots to bird watch in Idaho:

Bird Watching | Department of Parks and Recreation (idaho.gov)

Birdwatching & Wildlife Viewing Spots in Idaho (visitidaho.org)

Citizen Science projects allow for people all around the globe to contribute to providing scientific data for ongoing scientific research projects! To learn more, listen to the Nampa Public Library’s Citizen Science podcast, each month we will be featuring a Citizen Science project that you can get involved with right here in Nampa!

Other interesting links:

Citizen Science; Episode 3: SkNOWledge

Citizen Science; Episode 3: SkNOWledge

January 12, 2022

About the Nampa Public Library's Citizen Science Podcast:

Every month we will feature a Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science is a collaborative effort made by citizens, researchers, organizations and companies to contribute to ongoing scientific projects from all over the world. These projects are designed to be accessible, fairly easy to complete, and interesting!

This month we are featuring the SkNOWledge project. This project is a citizen science initiative sparking collaboration and discussion about snow in the environment and its significance for water resources in our communities. Learners are engaged through outdoor field-based activities by collecting valuable meteorological data from snowfall. Anyone, any-age, can contribute!

Here is the link where you share your observations: Share (sknowledge.ca)

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Check out these corresponding books from our Library that are available for check out right now:

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NPL Book Nerd, Episode 22

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 22

December 22, 2021

The Midwife: A Memoir Of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth
(The Midwife Trilogy #1)

Citizen Science; Episode 2: Brain Researcher App

Citizen Science; Episode 2: Brain Researcher App

December 16, 2021

About the Nampa Public Library's Citizen Science Podcast:

Every month we will feature a Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science is a collaborative effort made by citizens, researchers, organizations and companies to contribute to ongoing scientific projects from all over the world. These projects are designed to be accessible, fairly easy to complete, and interesting!

This month we are featuring the Brain Explorer App, this app features a series of games that probe specific brain functions, such as how we make decisions or how well we can reflect on ourselves. The app further asks questions about behavior and feelings, so that we can trace how these functions change during development.

So, if you’re interested, then download the Brain Explorer app! Here is the link: Brain Explorer Research App - SciStarter

This app is available in all Apple and Android app stores. Anyone above 9 can play (parent consent is required if you’re 16 or below). 

Check out these corresponding books from our Library that are available for check out right now!

https://catalog.idaho-lynx.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=37.1033.0.0.5&pos=1&cn=462696

https://catalog.idaho-lynx.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=37.1033.0.0.5&pos=2&cn=369947

https://catalog.idaho-lynx.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=37.1033.0.0.5&pos=23&cn=925452

 

Other interesting links:

Learn more about the brain from the neuroscientist that created the Brain Explorer App: Tobias Hauser | Studying your Brain with the Smartphone - YouTube

See publications from the Brain Researcher App (I briefly discuss a few!): Publications (devcompsy.org)

Citizen Science; Episode 1: Mothing Project

Citizen Science; Episode 1: Mothing Project

November 5, 2021

About the Nampa Public Library's Citizen Science Podcast:

Every month we will feature a Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science is a collaborative effort made by citizens, researchers, organizations and companies to contribute to ongoing scientific projects from all over the world. These projects are designed to be accessible, fairly easy to complete, and interesting!

This month we are featuring the Mothing Project by Discover Life. This project aims to understand how ecological factors affect moths. In this citizen science project, one can help with as many of the components as they’d like: upload photos of moths, help ID moths or do some moth math! Anyone can contribute! Listen to this podcast to learn more!

Here is the official link to get involved with the Mothing Project: https://scistarter.org/mothing

Other interesting links: 

Here is the literature regarding the Mothing project: sls201512.pdf (discoverlife.org)

Moths in Idaho: Butterflies and Moths of Idaho (201 Found) (insectidentification.org)

Video of moths: 7 Spectacular Moths in Slow Motion! - YouTube

Why are moths obsessed with light? Why Moths are Obsessed with Lamps | National Geographic - YouTube

“Moths are arguably the best group of organisms on the planet for understanding environmental change. Everyone should be exposed to their beauty, diversity, and the mysteries about life they are revealing” (p. 205, sls201512.pdf (discoverlife.org)).

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 21

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 21

November 3, 2021

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers

NPL Book Nerd , Episode 20

NPL Book Nerd , Episode 20

September 1, 2021

Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 19

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 19

August 4, 2021

American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp #1)

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 18

NPL Book Nerd, Episode 18

July 16, 2021

Psycho by Robert Bloch (Psycho #1)

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