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Bicycling along historic canal trail
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Economic impact is a big selling point for funding construction, maintenance and expansion of trails and trail systems. Individually and as part of networks, in urban, suburban, and rural areas, trails have proven economic benefits. Learn to paint a broad, research and data-based picture of the economic effects of your trail (or proposed trail) and tell that story to support advocacy, fundraising, economic development, and stronger community relationships. Four weekly sessions July 22-Aug. 12.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 2:00pm to Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 3:00pm

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Moderator Endorsed: Equity & Inclusion

Thanks to our organizational partners and friends who have recommended these resource lists, articles, books, videos, and podcasts, to help environmental educators understand more about systemic racism and to help EE organizations address equity both internally and in the work they do in the field. We will continue to add content over time.

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Kids watching nature.
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The Learning Expedition Toolkit proceeds step-by-step from planning, to conducting, to presenting place-based EE projects. Supplemental activities that develop goal setting, leadership, and team building skills are included. Additional resources and tips are included, and the toolkit is also available in Spanish.

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teacher and students looking at laptop at rivers edge
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FieldScope is an interactive platform, run by BSCS Science Learning, which allows organizers of field studies to leverage sophisticated graphing and mapping tools to enhance existing and future citizen science projects. Participants of all ages and backgrounds can conveniently upload measurements, observations, and media to a shared project database.

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Hundreds of thousands of people contribute bird observations to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (CLO). Scientists use these data to understand how birds are affected by habitat loss, climate, and environmental changes. These insights inform actions to protect birds and habitats. CLO offers several citizen science projects that work well in educational settings.

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This is a brief post on the Citizen Science Association’s blog. It is designed to highlight how learning is possible through participation in citizen science and to pose questions that encourage the organizers of citizen science projects to consider the many ways they might serve, inspire, and support current and future participants.

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This research-to-practice toolkit contains research briefs, case studies, and educator resources for facilitating any citizen and community science projects. The resources highlight key practices that support youth in both learning science and becoming agents of change in their lives and communities.

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water droplets on leaf
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The Citizen Science Association (CSA), a member organization dedicated to the advancement of citizen science as a practice, maintains a discussion listserv where educators, researchers, and others engage in lively discussion and resource sharing over email. You do not have to be a member of the CSA to join.

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group of students in forest
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The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is an international science and education program that provides students worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

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Students and/or professors at U.S. colleges and universities: apply to get a FlowCam automated microscope for up to 4 months, and travel support to present at a conference (when travel is allowed again). Two grant categories are available: graduate level and undergraduate level. Professors who are not involved in research but wish to incorporate the FlowCam into their curriculum are also encouraged to apply.

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Friday, May 1, 2020, 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020, 11:59pm

Copy of the Data in the Classroom website with students gathered in a museum looking at an exhibit.
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With NOAA’s Data in the Classroom, students use real-time data to explore important environmental issues (El Niño, sea level rise, coral bleaching, water quality, and ocean acidification), and develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists. Access online and classroom-ready curriculum activities with a scaled approach to learning and easy-to-use data tools. Teaching resources for each issue area include a Teacher’s Guide, Supplemental Power Point, Student Activity Sheets, and Science Standards Correlations.

Four people dragging large bags of marine debris across a beach.
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This resource helps K-12 educators teach about marine debris and involve their students in research and outreach. Students can conduct marine debris surveys, enter their data into a national database, analyze monitoring results, and become involved in marine debris stewardship within their communities.

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BSCS Science Learning's new Invitations to Inquiry are short instructional activities designed to help middle and high school students work with large data sets. The activities engage students with community and citizen science data from projects hosted on FieldScope. Teachers and students are already using the interactive FieldScope platform to collect, visualize, and analyze environmental data. With these new Inquiries, students can explore FieldScope’s advanced mapping and graphing tools to dig deeper into data in the context of meaningful science classroom lessons. The 11 Inquiries are designed for 1-3 days of learning and support the Science and Engineering Practices from the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Classroom, Activity
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Since 2017, Wild Rose Education has been designing and teaching the Western Rivers Teacher Workshops in partnership with Western Colorado University Teacher Institute. The workshop is designed for 3rd-10th grade educators. June 8 - July 31, 2020 Virtual Hybrid Course

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Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:00am to Friday, July 31, 2020, 3:00pm

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