Inspiring Investigations through Citizen Science Online Course


This self-paced course will help you explore inquiry-based learning and scientific investigation, especially as inspired by outdoor observations and citizen-science.

The course enrollment fee is $59.95 and provides two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Cornell University upon successful completion of the course. You will need to download the Investigating Evidence curriculum as the “textbook” for this course, or you can purchase a full-color printed copy for $25 on the K-12 Education website. Our partnership with Drake University allows you to receive graduate credit for this course. If you want credit, register directly with Drake University and they will give you course access.

Just because the course is completed on your own time doesn’t mean it isn’t interactive. Throughout the course, you’ll hear from teachers who have successfully used citizen science with students. You’ll also participate in discussion boards and learn from other educators as well as your Cornell Lab facilitators. We’ll encourage you to get outside and explore, and to think about applications for and implementation in your own program or classroom. Finally, quizzes and assignments will help you test your knowledge and understanding.