Join Educators Bringing Community Science to Classrooms

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Join Educators Bringing Community Science to Classrooms

The Public Lab Logo shows a pair of black rubber boots in a puddle of water.

Public Lab is a community and non-profit democratizing science to address environmental issues that affect people.

You can learn more about our organiztion here.

You can browse our educational materials here.

You can see our educational kits here.

Why?

In Public Lab, we believe that generating knowledge is a powerful thing. We aim to open research from the exclusive hands of scientific experts. By doing so, communities facing environmental justice issues are able to own the science and advocate for the changes they want to see. By promoting a hands-on, do-it-yourself ethos, we support each other’s exploration, which leads to technical development and real applications in our communities.

How?

Public Lab is an open community that anyone can join. We work online through this interactive wiki where people can pose questions, post their research and reach out to others. Research questions are focused on addressing local issues, and are driven by on-the-ground community work. This makes us stronger community organizers, technologists, scientists and activists.

Public Lab & Education

Since its inception 10 years ago, community parters have used our tools and kits in educational settings. Inspired by their work, we've crafted kits and lessons for use in K12 settings. 

With Public Lab, students can build their own microscopes or spectrometers. We've opened up the world of low-cost aerial imaging, allowing students to take their learning to new heights. Our kits and lessons are designed with environmental monitoring and experimentation in mind, but that's just the beginning of what they're capable of. We encourage students and educators to build, play, explore, and share their discoveries with our kits.

You can learn more about our organiztion here.

You can browse our educational materials here.

You can see our educational kits here.