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Global Citizens Taking Local Action

Global Citizens Taking Local Action

Citizen science can lead directly to taking action on local and global challenges. This infographic illustrates three citizen science projects around the world that have inspired solution-finding.

Grades

5 - 8

Subjects

Conservation, Experiential Learning

















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California State University, Bakersfield

Citizen science projects can inspire local actions that address global challenges. Share this infographic with your students and ask them to pick which of the three featured projects they would be most interested in joining. Then ask them to describe the focus and purpose of that project, the actions taken, and why the issue matters to them.

Have students use the database on SciStarter to find at least one other project that could inspire local action. Ask them to describe the action they would take and what kind of challenge it would address. You may want to investigate whether there are local citizen science projects and actions that your class could participate in together.

Consider also enrolling in National Geographic's free online course, Learning Through Citizen Science. Educators will gain experience with global citizen science and learn from National Geographic Explorers how to engage students of any age. Sign up for the course in English here or in Spanish here.

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Produced by
Director
Mary Ford, National Geographic Society
On-site Project Manager
Anne Haywood, Mountain to Sea Education
Reviewers
Dr. Brittney Beck, California State University, Bakersfield
Peg Keiner, 31 Days of Citizen Science
Kerryanne Monahan, Saint Edward's School
Last Updated

January 5, 2024

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