CCS Events and Trainings

Events and Trainings


We offer trainings for educators, and are developing programs for scientists, practitioners and others interested in community and citizen science.

Educator Workshops

Our workshops for in-school and out-of-school educators are grounded in research on what works in youth-focused community and citizen science. Participants learn about key practices for youth and educators, which can be applied in a wide range of existing citizen and community science projects, or in the development of new ones. They do hands-on citizen science work, and connect with Next Generation Science Standards.

We currently offer two programs: a half-day workshop, and 3-day (12-hour) institute, and are very open to collaborations that allow us to pilot additional training and support models.

See below for information about upcoming training opportunities, and contact us if you’re interested participating, or bringing a training to your area.

CCS Collabinar

Through the CCS Collabinar, we collaborate with others on exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. This occasional series invites researchers and practitioners to present their work, engage with each other, and get feedback. Our guests will give brief presentations on their work, but the focus of the Collabinar is on working through challenges and design opportunities, while exploring mutual learning and potential collaboration. 

To stay informed about upcoming Collabinars, sign up here.

Blog entry Peggy Harte

Professional Learning Opportunity: Get Back Time By Forefronting Science

April 20, 2021

This workshop highlighted ways in which elementary teachers can plan for science even with limited time for student contact by forefronting science within integrated lessons. We explored the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) and look at ways the EP&Cs have been integrated into other content area frameworks. Participants left with a co-designed grade level resource to allow for integrated unit planning that places science at the core.


Collabinar: CALeDNA, Next Steps

May 24, 2019

CALeDNA, Next Steps:Creating a scalable roadmap for how a community science program involved in cutting edge research can build a strong feedback loop.

Friday, May 24, 2019
11:00 AM -1:00 PM PST


Collabinar: SciStarter Education

May 17, 2019

Sci Starter Education: a new, pilot, Ed-Tech platform to integrate facilitator-led citizen science in schools through district- and school-wide approaches

May 17, 2029
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

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