An open notebook of scribbles and doodles
Like many things kind of new and very uncertain there are a lot of names for what this notebook is. I first learned about citizen science in a college observational astronomy class. Several years later I first started learning its name from scientist friends. Having often thought of pursuing a career as a scientist but choosing instead to write about science (and every other topic) I'm rather thrilled by the idea of pretending to be one.
It's also a journal. It's a sketchbook. It's learning new techniques. It's creativity.