Driven to Discover: Fostering Authentic Inquiry with Youth through Citizen Science
Wednesday, September 19
Facilitators: Associate Extension Professors Rebecca Meyer and Andrea Lorek Strauss
Citizen science programs invite the public to take part in scientific research. Participants learn how to collect scientific data while observing nature. This leads to asking questions about the natural world. Thus citizen science can be a springboard to engagement in the science process. But participants often lack the experience and skills to conduct research that will address their questions.
This webinar will focus on the strategies used in many UMN Extension programs that engage youth in citizen science. These programs
created meaningful engagement in citizen science;
focused on specific strategies for creating positive, effective, team-learning environments; and
got youth outdoors to engage in hands-on learning.
These strategies can foster an effective learning environment that enables youth to better engage with the work of doing science.
Contact Kari Robideau.