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Join us January 23-24, 2021 for a virtual education workshop!

by mimiss | December 16, 2020 16:31 16 Dec 16:31 | #25265 | #25265

This workshop has been postponed until late spring 2021. Stay tuned for updates!

Dates: January 23 - 24, 2021

Location: Virtually on Zoom

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Eligible Participants: High School Educators

Contact: Mimi Spahn Sattler,, @mimiss

Participant Stipend: $250 & an Infragram Pi Camera

Start your application here.

Join us in New Orleans to learn about Classroom Community Science Programming!

This three-day workshop brings together high school educators from across the Gulf Coast to learn about implementing community science methodologies in the classroom. The focus of the summer workshop is to introduce educators to community science as well as to support the use of Public Lab tools and connections to the Public Lab community in classrooms.

This workshop will introduce educators to a series of lessons designed to engage students in hands-on, locally-situated environmental science projects as they explore challenges facing their community using open hardware and community science principles. In this process, students engage in community citizen science via Public Lab methodologies. Students lead the research project with support from their teacher rather than being led through a predetermined rubric. As a team, students undertake problem identification, study design, data collection and analysis, and sharing results back to their community. You can learn more about the lesson plans and see examples of student work here.

Participants will receive a stipend of $250 upon successful completion of the workshop. Participants will also receive an Infragram Pi Camera, which we will build together during our workshop.

Thinking about applying but have more questions? Reach out to Mimi (@mimiss) at for more information.

Workshop Highlights

  • Meet other educators
  • Learn more about Community Science
  • Connect with the Public Lab community
  • Use DIY science tools

Start your application here.

_This project is made possible by an award from the Gulf Research Program of the National

Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine._


@mimiss - what states in the Gulf Coast are eligible to apply? Looking forward to this!

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Good catch! At this time, the project is aimed at informal and formal educators along the Gulf Coast of the United States. We're recruiting from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida!

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