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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0111D - Citizen Science in the Classroom: Engaging Students in Authentic Scientific Research

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This course is geared towards educators of grades 6-12!

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Course Description:

This course provides opportunities for educators of grades 6-12 to learn how to engage students in authentic scientific research and address standards through the implementation of Citizen Science projects as a model of scientific practice. We will explore the history of Citizen Science and the various types of monitoring projects and organizations across disciplines; learn about and meet scientists that have developed projects that use citizen science data to address resource management issues; and discuss communication, data quality, and following protocols as examples of authentic research.

A specific focus of the course will address how the implementation of Citizen Science projects address the standards and how Citizen Science can be part of an effective strategy to address the learning opportunities and challenges of differentiation, reaching non-dominant groups, and the home and community connection.

Course participants will select a project of interest, learn how to participate using established protocol, and learn how to develop their own monitoring project by creating unique research questions applicable to their curricular needs. We will also discuss classroom assessment strategies and various opportunities for students to design their own projects, effectively analyze and communicate the information they have gathered, and consider ways students can celebrate their meaningful contributions to scientific research.

~Offered in partnership with the Sevastopol School District


Two Graduate Credits ($650)
  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-9, section 7404 (#0111D)

  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (Must have earned a bachelor’s degree); computer and high speed Internet access is required for communication with the instructor and course participants in-between the meeting dates.

  • Schedule: Saturdays, October 19 & November 2, 2013; and February 22 & April 5, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); plus communication via the Internet in-between meeting dates.
    (The official course start and end dates for fee and grade reporting purposes are October 19, 2013 to April 29, 2014.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Location of Course: Sturgeon Bay - Sevastopol High School

Course Instructor(s): - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 10/04/2013

Syllabus Link: Click here for PDF of course syllabus


To Register For This Course:

Click the Register Online link or contact Crystal in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or, please email your request to us at

Registration for this Event is Closed