How to find a community and citizen science project that meets
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
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
The primary features are listed below.
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