Citizen Science: Advance real research & enhance science learning in the classroom

Citizen Science is a collaborative process between scientists and the public where people from all walks of life can help advance real scientific research in need of their help. More than 3,000 online and in-person citizen science projects are featured on SciStarter spanning many topics, locations, and age levels, making citizen science ideal for formal and informal learning environments. From Girl Scouts who engage in citizen science through the Think Like a Citizen Science Journey, to retirees who convene in libraries to discover projects and check out related instruments, a new report from the National Academies confirms that “citizen science is uniquely positioned to support and extend participants’ learning in science”.

This FREE webinar will provide an overview of citizen science and introduce SciStarter Education, a new ed tech portal designed with and for educators in middle school and college. Learn how formal educators are integrating and assessing citizen science in the classroom.

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and you will receive a link to the recording after the webinar has concluded.

May 28th at 1:00pm EDT

Speaker Bio

 

Darlene Cavalier

Founder, SciStarter; Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

 

 

Caren Cooper

Associate Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University


 

Lisa Milenkovic

Supervisor, STEM+Computer Science, Broward County Public Schools


 

Sheryl Arriola

Instructional Facilitator, STEM+Computer Science, Broward County Public Schools