Citizen Science in Your Own Backyard

December 1st, 2012 | RESEARCH

The article discusses citizen science projects focused on entomology, and examines their usefulness for engaging students in science education and providing meaningful hands-on educational experiences. Advice for incorporating citizen science into lessons and curricula are offered, and the applicability of entomology to science education standards is touched on.


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Team Members

Renee Clar, Author, Mississippi State University
James Wandershee, Author, Louisiana State University
John Guyton, Author, Mississippi State University
Michael Williams, Author, Mississippi State University


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0036-8555

Publication: Science Teacher
Volume: 79
Number: 9
Page(s): 51

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs | Summer and Extended Camps