What happens when youth participate in community and citizen science? What works best for deepening learning and promoting environmental science agency? Two of our projects are examining these and other questions about youth learning, working with partners all over the world. We are building resources and tools that practitioners can use to build and sustain successful programs. Read more
Community Science and Civic Participation with Public Lab
The Center is partnering with Public Lab to see what we can learn about a global community of individuals bridging science learning, civic engagement, and environmental advocacy. Read more
Assessing and Strengthening Citizen Science in UC ANR
We are conducting an assessment of public participation in research across the whole of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. With its mission of connecting Californians to the University all over the state, ANR has a long history of engaging the public in research. This assessment offers an opportunity to place that rich history in the context of the exploding field of citizen science, and develop a road map for the future. Read more
Scaling Up Effectiveness for Coastal Citizen Science.
Researchers are trying to understand of how learning works for volunteers in the long-running COASST program. The Center is collaborating with the University of Washington and Oregon State University, with funding from NOAA Sea Grant. Read more
Examining Engagement and Science Identity through Participation
How can we broaden participation in science across diverse communities? Our researchers are collaborating with Cornell Lab of Ornithology to investigate how and why people from different backgrounds engage with different forms of citizen science, and what they get out of that experience. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this research will help thousands of ISE practitioners and program developers to design projects that achieve the greatest impacts for both new and existing audiences.