YYC's Young Citizen Scientist Program

Green Calgary is excited to be working together with CPAWs (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) on our new YYC’s Young Citizen Scientists program. Our aim is to help teachers get students outside, making scientific observations in the natural world, and submitting these observations to assist the work of professional scientists.

Getting students involved in citizen science supports their learning in many ways. Some of these include:

  • Strengthening their scientific literacy in both the scientific method and scientific observation skills
  • Building on their natural curiosity to foster a connection to place, as well as a heightened interest in the natural world, leading to an increase in environmental stewardship
  • Moving science outside of the merely theoretical, by contributing their work to meaningful scientific research that has real world impact

YYC’s Young Citizen Scientists program will come into your classroom, introduce your students to the fun world of Citizen Science, and teach them to make and submit observations to a citizen science platform. If you’re interested in finding out more about our program coming to schools in the 2017-2018 school year, enter your email address here and we’ll keep you updated! 

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Download a report about promoting Citizen Science from Nature Alberta HERE. This report contains links to many resources.

Other Citizen Science:

SciStarter Project Finder

Bumble Bee Watch

NatureLynx

iNaturalist

eBird

Pre- and Post- Program Activities and Resources

Download the Guide