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Integrate Community Science Into Your Classroom

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What is community science?

What is community science? Community science is when volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions.  

Why community science with students? 

At NHMLAC, we believe that everyone can do science. By participating in community science research at your school or in your neighborhood, students can build 21st century scientific skills, connect with real scientists, and apply Next Generation Science Standards to real-life scientific questions.

Educator Module

Video 1: Why Community Science with Students

Video 2: Educator Module: Community Science at Elementary Schools

Video 3: Educator Module: Community Science at High Schools

Stories From the Field

Wow Moment: Burrowing Owl at Esperanza Elementary

This project was supported by
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