Big Year Birding – NC State Needs 10,000 Science Teachers

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Are you a science teacher interested or involved in citizen science programs?  Well, North Carolina State University is kicking off a program for you!

According to the web site Phys.org, “North Carolina State University is taking the lead on a five-year, $7.3 million “citizen science” initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of the program is to give science teachers and students the opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific research while improving the educational success of both teachers and students.”

Dr. Rob Dunn is an associate professor of biology at NC State and principal investigator of the NSF grant.  “One of the things we want to do as early as possible is recruit 10,000 science teachers from anywhere in the world to register to be part of the program,” Dunn says. “A key overall goal is to develop teaching tools that can be used anywhere.” Teachers can register online at http://education.yourwildlife.org/.

You can see the original NC State press release here.

Until next time – Good Science!

Greg

(The Schoolmaster by Adriaen van Ostade.  Freely Licensed Media found on Wikipedia.org)

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