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Wednesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WORKSHOP: Sparking Positive Youth Development with Citizen Science (pre-registration required - SOLD OUT)

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David Bild - Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum; Ryan Collay - Education by Design; Alexa Maille - Cornell Cooperative Extension; Andrea Lorek Strauss - University of Minnesota Extension; Sarah Carter - STEM Media and Outreach - SciGirls/Twin Cities PBS; Kelly A. Borden - Adler Planetarium/Zooniverse

Educational research increasingly finds that learning beyond school walls is essential to engage and develop STEM-literate and curious citizens. Organizations ranging from primary and secondary schools, museums and universities, and community-based organizations provide out-of- school time programming to supplement as well as complement learning in classroom and home environments. Educators and researchers incorporate citizen science into out-of-school time programs because of its unique opportunity to engage young people in authentic STEM investigations. Positive Youth Development is an important program design and evaluation tool when designing effective educational programs. It recognizes the traits innate in young people as assets and uses the Five C’s: competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring to engage youth within their communities. In this workshop, facilitators and participants will work collaboratively to create concrete strategies for designing and implementing programs that meet the developmental needs of teens as well as the needs of researchers depending on data collected or analyzed by citizen science volunteers. After an overview of the tenets of the Positive Youth Development, out-of-school time program designers will share short “program snapshots” speaking to their individual program’s successes, needed improvements, and best practices for integrating teens into citizen science’s communities of practice. Workshop participants will be invited and encouraged to share their own program design experiences into the conversation. Next, breakout groups will form for a deep-dive into specific Positive Youth Development program design aspects and create strategies for integrating them into existing or newly created programs. After sharing recommended strategies, workshop participants will come away with an understanding of a research based program design framework and be armed with practical implementation strategies they can bring back to their programs, educational colleagues, and home organizations.

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in using citizen science with youth

Fee: None; pre-registration required - SOLD OUT

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Meeting Room 2