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Remote Learning and Citizen Science

April is Citizen Science Month and Introducing citizen science projects is a great Earth Day inclusion for your students and families. How exciting to be able to help real world scientists and make a difference in the world right from your own backyard and neighborhood! We have a new blog all about Citizen Science on the STEM Activities for Kids website. Explanations, resources and book ideas are all provided so you can develop a great intro for your virtual classes this week.

https://stemactivitiesforkids.com/2020/04/20/citizen-science-fostering-the-joy-of-science-and-making-a-difference/

 

Wendy Goldfein
Wendy Goldfein
2045 Activity Points

The SciStarter site https://scistarter.org/ has many interesting projects, both short- and long-term, that could be of interest to students and their families. I'm involved in several, including one where I analyze and catalog photographs from a wildlife refuge. No special skill or training is necessary, just time and a keen eye! -- Mary B

Mary Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
10110 Activity Points

I have never heard of this site. I cannot wait to use it in the fall. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Robin
amanda robin
1395 Activity Points

I have heard that there is a website platform used to help orthalogists track humming bird mirgrations, does anyone know anything about that? 

Maura Purcell
Maura Purcell
1250 Activity Points

I know about two specific hummingbird projects:

http://www.hummingbirdsathome.org/ by the Audobon Society

and

https://journeynorth.org/ now at the UW-Madison Arboretum

Hope this helps!

 

Kelly Costner
Kelly Costner
1450 Activity Points

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