CSA 521

Using Citizen Science Data in the Classroom

New for 2016! Also listed as Using Citizen Science Data in the Classroom in the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement catalog.

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Using Citizen Science Data in the Classroom is the newest course offered by the Citizen Science Academy. The course is designed for both K-12 educators and informal educators and will provide you with the tools you need to use citizen science data in an educational setting.

This course assumes you have basic familiarity with the concept of citizen science and have explored at least one citizen science project on your own. Several projects will be highlighted in this course: Project BudBurst, eBird, FrogWatch, Picture Post, and CoCoRaHS. If you are entirely new to citizen science, two introductory courses are available through Citizen Science Academy:

CSA 501: Introduction to Project BudBurst for Educators
CSA 520: Intro to Citizen Science: Explorations in Educational Settings

These courses offer background and activities to effectively implement citizen science projects in the classroom and provide a good starting place if you are new to implementing citizen science programs as part your instructional activities.


View/download the course syllabus (PDF)


Course Registration Fee: $35


Optional Continuing Education Credits
Participants can also sign up for optional graduate level continuing education credits from Colorado School of Mines. The fee for 2 optional credits is $95. For more information, visit our FAQ's