Citizen Science

Connecting Citizen Science & Project Learning Tree

Connecting Citizen Science & PLT  provides a list of citizen science projects currently underway in North America— as well as offers tangible suggestions for how volunteers might couple the citizen science project content with existing PLT activities, resources, and programming. The term “citizen science” has been used to describe  a range of ideas, from a philosophy of public engagement in scientific discourse to the work of scientists driven by a social conscience. Through citizen science projects ordinary people can contribute to scientific knowledge to inform and strengthen environmental action.

PLT curriculum can not only be used as a tool to implement and design citizen science projects, but also engage under-served communities through environmental education. The Tips for Engaging Underserved Communities with EE is an additional resource to support your citizen science projects. The resource summarizes tips and tools based on two case studies for working with undeserved populations.