Join Greta Dromgool from the Science Learning Hub and Sarah Morgan, the Project Manager for SouthSci, South Auckland's Participatory Science Platform, as we unpack what citizen science might look like at your school.
In this session, we will introduce you to a range of citizen science projects and, using real-life New Zealand examples, show how schools are making the most of the exciting opportunities out there.
This session will be valuable for both primary and secondary school teachers.
Joining the Webinar
Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link https://waikato.zoom.us/j/359736528 and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
- Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
- Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
- Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way, you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.
Then you can:
- watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
- ask questions using the chat box at any time
- continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum
The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.
We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.
To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:
- register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
- register in Slack and participate in our discussions about citizen science or in the Slack learning reflections channel.
This is the first of two webinars looking at citizen science. Our next session is on 12 September, and we will be getting advice from teachers who have experience using citizen science projects in the classroom. More information coming soon.
More on citizen science
The number of opportunities to be involved as citizen scientists continues to grow, and teachers are increasingly using them to make science education more relevant and engaging and to develop students’ science capabilities. Explore the projects listed in the Citizen science section, find one that sparks an interest or is local and see these tips for planning your science programme.