Youth-focused Community & Citizen Science


Youth-focused Community & Citizen Science

The Youth-focused Citizen and Community Science (YCCS) website offers a suite of resources and recommendations to help teachers and informal science educators involve youth in the production of authentic science. They can do this through data collection, but also interpreting or sharing findings. But what does this mean for science learning? To answer this question, a group of researchers at University of California Davis led by Dr. Heidi Ballard, along with the Center for Community and Citizen Science, began conducting case studies with YCCS projects in Northern California and bringing together key stakeholders to explore when and how YCCS works best.

The YCCS Website

  • Delve into Key Practices for deepening learning through participation in YCCS. 

  • Explore Case Studies to see those key practices in action in many different settings. 

  • Learn more about what it means to foster Environmental Science Agency, and strengthen the connection between doing science, and making change in the world.

  • Learn more about our approach, partnerships, and efforts to strengthen Community and Citizen Science across UC Davis.