Facilitator: Carolyn Mohr
Facilitator: Jessa Finch
During this 4-week, entirely online course, you will become familiar with five successful citizen science projects especially suited to both formal and informal education. Featured programs include: eBird, CoCoRaHS, FrogWatch USA, Picture Post, and Budburst. Participants explore each program, learning how to participate along with suggestions for educational activities to engage your learners. Participants select two of the five projects to explore in depth, including actual participation, if possible.
Designed for grades 6-12, this course offers a good starting place if you are new to integrating data collection, manipulation, and display as part your citizen-science related instructional activities. Specific projects will be highlighted in this course, including Project BudBurst, eBird, FrogWatch, Picture Post, and CoCoRaHS.
This course assumes a basic familiarity with the concept of citizen science and direct experience with or participation in at least one citizen science project. Familiarity with using spreadsheets is also helpful.