Citizen science is a valuable tool for teaching people of all ages about the natural world. It provides non-scientists with an opportunity to contribute to real research and the data collected have led to important contributions to science. This free workshop introduces educators of all types to the concept of citizen science and provides information, tips, and tools you’ll need to incorporate citizen science into your outdoor EE programs or classroom lessons at your own site. You’ll get hands-on experience participating in four projects and ideas for how to use the data from the projects to support student learning and/or your site.
Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC.
Bring: Lunch (there will not be time to get lunch off-site), water bottle, laptop (if you have one), and a camera or smartphone. Please come dressed ready to be outside a significant portion of the workshop. Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.
Prepare: Consider loading the iNaturalist, Nature’s Notebook, and eBird apps on your smartphone and creating an account with iNaturalist and eBird before attending the workshop.
Credit: 6.5 contact hours toward CEUs or Criteria II/III for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program with an additional 3.5 hours of optional homework.
For more information, contact Chris Goforth at email@example.com.