Driven to Discover: Citizen Science 2018

July 9 - 13, 2018

Driven to Discover: Citizen Science 2018

Immerse yourself in authentic field science with University of Minnesota scientists and deepen your classroom practice for full scientific investigations including analyses and communication. We use established citizen science projects as springboards to engage students in ecology research that inspires unique investigations. Work with scientists with expertise in dragonflies, pollinators, birds and phenology.

  • Week 1: June 25- June 29 (Monday June 25 at University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, 4 days/ 3 nights at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN June 26-June 29)
  • Week 2: July 9-13 University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus
  • Both weeks required

Opportunities and Stipend

  • $2266 stipend OR 3 University of Minnesota graduate credits
  • Field equipment and supportive curriculum provided
  • School-year support from project staff in the classroom
  • Opportunity for student projects to be presented at the UMN Monarch Lab Ecology Fair
  • Eligibility for a $1000 Schoolyard Garden Grant 

School-year Involvement

  • 2 Saturday meetings during the school year- dates TBA
  • 3 small group meetings at school district sites
  • Ecology science fair focused on student work (UMN campus: date December 8, 2018)

Contact Sarah Weaver for more information and to register: or 612-625-8527