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How to find a community and citizen science project that meets your goals?

Educators seeking to use citizen science or community science in their work can draw from a great variety of existing projects. Whether designing your own citizen science project or participating in an existing program, there are many considerations and choices in how to involve youth in the project work to support the science and environmental learning and civic engagement goals.

In our research we have identified important design and implementation features of projects that should be considered when pursuing community and citizen science experiences for youth. We developed this tool as a way for you to explore those features, understand their implications for creating learning opportunities, and see examples of projects that include them in different ways.

The primary features are listed below.

  1. Click a feature. 
  2. Learn more about it.
  3. Explore project examples, to discover different approaches. 

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