Citizen Science – Connecting Classroom and Community – KCEEI Summer Course for Educators

This course provides an overview of various citizen science projects and how these can be used to support hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom, and to introduce cross-concepts across all subject areas to support learning objectives. It will investigate citizen science projects that may focus on ornithology, entomology, phenology, pollinator research, weather and meteorology, water resources, and wildlife monitoring. Teachers will also investigate how students can create and implement their own citizen science project and get others to participate through global learning portals.

Location: Keystone College Environmental Education Institute (Lackawanna Hall)
Dates & Times: July 8 – 12, 2019. Approximate course times are Monday – Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schedule is subject to change due to field trips.
Fee:  Non-credit Course Fee = $315 / For-credit Course Fee = KC tuition rate

KCEEI course registration includes instruction, materials, resources, meals and field trips. Credit options include NEIU-19 Act 48 hours, and (for an additional fee) 3 NEIU CPE credits, 3 Keystone College undergraduate credits and 3 Wilkes University graduate credits. Each credit option has different deliverables.

For information: Call Sharon Burke at (570) 575-3927 or email

All KCEEI courses use a combination of interactive discussion, field work, case studies, debates, readings, and engaging presentations by industry professionals. They are designed to improve educator’s own environmental literacy and demonstrate how to use our outdoor environment as a real world learning laboratory to teach new concepts across multiple academic disciplines and introduce students to career pathways. Teachers will develop a project-based learning curriculum in their own subject area for use in their own classroom or teaching space.

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Sharon Burke

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  • Location: KCEEI, Lackawanna Hall