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Interested in citizen science as part of your informal science programming?

Whether you're at a science center or another informal science institution, the workshop materials* here can help you plan to use citizen science to meet specific learning outcomes.

*Based on Summer 2012 Workshops on Integrating Citizen Science into Science Center Programming, sponsored by ASTC and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 


 

Virtual Workshop Agenda

(Links to videos, presentations, and handouts)



Learn how to integrate citizen science into your programming in ways that align with your institutional priorities. Informal science institutions can play in supporting both relevant research and deeply meaningful learning. These case studies and presentations share a wide range of available citizen science projects, resources, and activities. Worksheets support the process of building a workplan to outline how and why citizen science can meet your institutional goals.

 

Background

 

 

A. Setting the Stage


Case studies:
Project FeederWatch
    SlideShare | Vimeo
CoCoRaHS*
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Sea Turtles, Museum of Discovery & Science
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*Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network

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Partnerships = better science, deeper learning


Case studies:
California Academy of Sciences Partnerships
    SlideShare
Project NestWatch
    SlideShare | Vimeo
Hudson River Estuary Program
    Vimeo

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Setting up for Citizen Science

 

 


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Building on Assets (logic model intro)


Case studies:
NestWatch Spy Cams
    Vimeo
Firefly Watch
    Vimeo

Worksheet: Logic Model Worksheet

 

 

 


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Creative activities for learning outcomes


Case studies:
Project BudBurst
    Vimeo
NY Hall of Science: BudBurst Buddies
    Vimeo
Museum of Science, Boston: Toxic Traffic Forums
    Vimeo

Worksheet: Logic Model Worksheet

 

 

 


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Outcomes: starting with the end in mind


Case studies:
California Academy of Sciences: New Programming
    SlideShare
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Genetics Lab
    Vimeo

Worksheets:
Logic Model Worksheet, and Work Plan

 

 

 

Support Networks and Resources

 

 

Connecting with a community of practice


Case studies:
CitSci.org
    SlideShare






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