Citizen Science workshops for East Ayrshire Council practitioners:
St. Joseph’s Academy, Kilmarnock 5th May 3:45pm
Mauchline Primary, Mauchline 6th May 3:45pm
Citizen science is an exciting way of engaging learners with real-life science in the world around them. Schools across Scotland are undertaking important scientific work, collecting data and using that data to improve their own environment or passing the data to the scientific community. Some great examples of this can be see with the RSPB Birdwatch and the Great British Bee Count.
The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about more of the projects happening around Scotland, learn how to set up your own project and find out more about the OPAL environmental surveys and other organisations and support they offer.
Practitioners will learn about how citizen science activities can be incorporated into the curriculum, how they can be planned across stages and how the Sciences Progression Framework can be used when planning progression of citizen science activities. The session will then focus on air quality, pulling together the data that is available on Scotland’s Environment web with knowledge and understanding from other resources and linking it to real-life air quality data that learners can collect and analyse.
Resources will be available for practitioners to try out. Survey Packs will be made available to look at and request copies.
There will also be time to share practice and discuss ideas with each other.
For further information/to request a place please contact East Ayshire STEM Co-ordinator Martyn Hendry.