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Citizen Science and Students

This fall educators at the museum are introducing local school children, grades 3-8, to our Community of Observers citizen science initiative. These students are taking part in real science as they learn the history behind citizen science, hone their observation skills, and discover how to participate weekly at their schools. During their visit to the museum, students reflect on what they think it means to be a citizen scientist while practicing identification with various tools such as field guides.

If you see an entry made by “class”, those entries are part of our student “observations.” The students study the data and are asked to solve a problem based on what the data tells them. Both teachers and students are excited about collecting data that will have an impact on science and future generations.

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