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Science Outreach Coordinator

The Science Outreach Coordinator will play a key role in a new collaborative educational and research project between Nevada County Superintendent of Schools (NCSOS) office, Sierra Streams Institute and the Center for Community and Citizen Science at the UC Davis School of Education. This project is being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the years 2019-2022. The Science Outreach Coordinator will work closely with elementary teachers, school administrators, education researchers, and environmental educators to run a community-based citizen science education program with 3rd-5th grade classes in Nevada County. As part of this program, students will investigate their local forest health by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data on forest and fire ecology, and teachers will receive professional development programming that supports them in leading these investigations in or near their own schools, and aligning this work with science curriculum standards. The Coordinator will be based in the NCSOS office, however they will also regularly visit classrooms, field sites, and the Sierra Streams Institute to assist with the implementation of the program.

 

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