The webinar on the Citizen Science applied in education, took place in the Scientix online meeting room on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 17:30 CEST.
Primary and secondary school teachers were invited to learn about how Citizen Science projects can be used in education. The idea behind Citizen Science is to engage anyone in participating in real scientific projects with a big amount of data and it can be effectively used to foster critical thinking, dealing with uncertainties in data, working with a wide variety of technologies, and meaningful field work.
The webinar was held by Joseph Kerski - a geographer and educational manager who Works in the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. – ESRI. He has been involved with geotechnology and education in creating curriculum involving geography, science, history, and mathematics, supporting the implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at all levels of society through the provision of technical support, educational support, teaching and training and also through publishing articles, web resources and books. He has nurtured educational partnerships among private industry and all levels of education, as well as for government agencies, youth associations and organizations, and non-profit organizations.
During the webinar the speaker demonstrated how and why to use citizen science tools and resources, with a particular focus on how these can be used in conjunction with mapping and spatial analysis from local to global scales.
The presentation which is available online contains:
- Contact details for Joseph;
- Resources mentioned and discussed in the webinar.