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Looking to craft authentic and effective science outreach experiences for your audiences? Explore these resources to help you create outreach using a research-backed six-step iterative process.
Science Outreach Resources
Did you recently attend a science outreach workshop with Caitlin? View the most recent Jamboard here to review ideas and thoughts submitted by others.
Science Outreach Development Handout
Looking to put Varner's science outreach design model into action? Use this handout to begin brainstorming and view a sample lesson plan template
Penn State Eberly College of Science Office of Science Outreach
Looking for example outreach programs? Hoping to support your K-12 community by sponsoring their attendance at a Science-U summer camp? Learn more at our website.
Featured On-Demand Talk
Turning Participants into Scientists: How to Incorporate Citizen Science into Environmental Education Programs
Are you looking for new, unique, and engaging ways to inspire and educate your participants? Would you enjoy seeing your participants’ faces light up when you share that they will be contributing real data that actual scientists will use? In this presentation, come and learn about citizen science projects and how to add a citizen science component to your pre-existing environmental education curriculum. Studies show that citizen science is not only fun, but increases public participation, enhances awareness, and generates new knowledge.
Participants will leave this presentation with:
An understanding of what citizen science is
The benefits of utilizing citizen science in their EE programming
How to incorporate citizen science into pre-existing EE programming, including tips for addressing accessibility challenges and limited resources