YCCS Professional Learning Resources from the Center for Community and Citizen Science
The rapid advancement of citizen science has created
opportunities for teachers and informal science educators to
involve youth in authentic science. What does this mean for
science learning? The Center for Community and Citizen Science
has been exploring these questions, and bridging research and
practice for Youth-focused Community and Citizen Science.
At the UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science, we
offer a variety of professional learning opportunities for
educators, both formal and informal, focusing on K-12 students in
and out of the classroom. In addition to professional learning,
we also offer complementary supports and materials for student
engagement, to facilitate citizen science activities, engage
students in authentic science, and create opportunities for
interactions with practicing scientists and researchers, as well
as community partners.
Additional educator resources include curricula, activities,
guides, hand-outs, surveys, questionnaires and other resources.
Use and adapt these resources to optimize learning in your YCCS