Citizen Science Professional Development Series


Citizen Science Professional Development Series

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Do you want to harness the power of community science to engage your classroom in meaningful, hands-on projects? Look no further than Ocean School's Community Science Professional Development Series!

Ocean School, along with our partners, invites educators like you to participate in our Community Science Professional Development Series. This initiative aims to equip teachers with the tools and resources necessary to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.

Here's how it works:

  1. Virtual information sessions: Register for a 30-minute virtual information session to learn about the program's ins and outs.
    1. Discover microplastic in our food with Kim Zumach: May 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM EST
    2. Investigate microplastic in the environment with Alyssa de Leon: May 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST
    3. Care for our waterways with The River Institute: May 30, 2024 at 4:00 PM EST
  2. Request your classroom kit: Upon registration, request a free classroom kit filled with essential materials for your community science project.
  3. Conduct your project: Between September 2024 and March 2025, conduct a community science project with your students.
  4. Access support: Attend our office hours whenever you need assistance or guidance throughout your project implementation.

Perks for Participating Teachers

Participating teachers will enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to turn-key community science projects.

  • Free equipment and support for your projects.

  • Canadian participants will be eligible for Blue School grants to fund your initiatives.

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded educators and environmental organizations.

For more information, download and share our virtual information session pdf.