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Collabinar: Catherine Njau and school garden community and citizen science in Tanzania

February 17, 2023

Co-creating an educational and culturally-relevant environmental monitoring program for youth in Northeast Tanzania

Friday, February 17, 2023
12:00 – 1:30 PM PST

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The Collabinar featured the work between colleagues at the Center of Community and Citizen Science and Catherine Njau in northeast Tanzania. Collectively they are working to address educational and environmental concerns through a co-designed culturally-responsive and youth-focused community and citizen science program for teachers and students in schools implementing garden programs. This educational and environmental monitoring program has the long-term potential of engaging youth and their communities in learning about local conservation issues, science reasoning practices, and English literacy while also addressing food security and gender equity educational strategies opportunities for both youth and their teachers.

Catherine Njau is an English teacher in Tanzania where she facilitates teacher trainings and coordinates different English clubs for life skills and menstrual hygiene education. Currently she is a regional coordinator of the Tanzania English Language Association, an affiliate of TESOL International Association. She is the founder of the non-profit organization, Kuleana Youth Empowerment, and is studying to receive her master’s degree at the Open University of Tanzania.

About the Collabinar Series
The Center for Community and Citizen Science Collabinar events invite our partners from across the globe to bring us their most exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. Each event supports mutual learning, and advances projects and partnerships. To stay informed about upcoming Collabinars, please sign up here.

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