Passing It On is a digital storytelling project made possible by a partnership between Great Smoky Mountains Association and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This project guides students in the creation of written reports and mini-documentaries based on interviews with community elders about a Smokies-related theme.
SYMBIOTIC EARTH explores the ideas of Lynn Margulis, a brilliant and radical scientist whose theories challenged the male-dominated scientific community and are today fundamentally changing how we look at our selves, evolution, and the environment.
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.
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.
Breaking Science is a series of short, science-engagement videos. Under 5 min in fact! The goal is to highlight breaking earth-systems research and the foundational science at its roots. We give timely science perspective and keep it fun. The materials revolve mostly around natural resources and climate systems, however biodiversity and how social impacts are common threads. Breaking Science films are complementary to middle and high school science programs. Enjoy!
Produced by Ryan Vachon and Daniel Zietlow