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.
Now more than ever, the choices we make as a species will determine the world we leave for future generations. With PlanetVision, the California Academy of Sciences offers a blueprint for a sustainable future. By focusing on straightforward, effective actions that individuals, communities, businesses, and governments can take to improve our food, water, and energy systems, solutions to these global challenges are in sight.
NOAA has posted the files for a great new classroom/teacher/community workshop resource for coastal cities: Beat the Uncertainty. Planning Climate Resilient Cities. This simulation has been field-tested with many education groups and is a great way to start conversations about making cities more resilient to climate impacts.
In 'Daughters of the Forest,' a group of girls in a remote forest in Paraguay are transformed at an experimental high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and build a future for themselves.
Journey 2050 is a free agriculture education program that challenges participants to answer the question “How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050?” Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale.