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Wednesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WORKSHOP: Citizen Science at the College Level: Learning, Research and Mentoring (pre-registration required)

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Thomas Tisue - Muskegon Community College; John R. Jungck - University of Delaware; Aerin W. Benavides - University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Julie Feldt - Adler Planetarium; Colleen Hitchcock - Brandeis University; Leslie Ries - Georgetown University; Terry A. Gates - North Carolina State University

This workshop will unite undergraduate educators to discuss best practices for developing citizen science research within their university classes. Facilitators will discuss experiences with citizen science as a tool for active engagement, inquiry, independent study, mentorship and internship. Examples of how to include citizen science, the opportunities/challenges offered, and student feedback to research experiences will be shared. Attendees will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop citizen science research opportunities and collaborations for their classes. Breakout groups will be organized based on research interests, assignment types and student learning goals. Focus will be on identifying research opportunities, student learning goals, objectives and outcomes, as well as, grading and engagement logistics. Ideally, participants will come prepared with a course or a project identified for citizen science education integration, although this is not required.

Our perspective is varied and considers a diversity of institutional types (community college through research institutions), of populations (both science majors and non-majors), and of course levels (introductory through advanced studies). Our implementation showcases course formats from independent-study through large lecture and models from contributions in national campaigns to collaborative, co-created and place-based programs. By featuring such diversity we will share how citizen science is both a tool for learning in the undergraduate classroom and a means to increase the range of citizen science participants. Finally, this workshop will bring together a community of undergraduate educators poised for future collaboration and idea dissemination.

Intended Audience: College Educators and K-12 educators interested in supporting curriculum with citizen science

Fee: None; pre-registration required

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 5

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