Citizen Science Education

Dr. Carlyn Buckler, Senior Education Associate, is active in designing and promoting hands-on, inquiry-based science learning through citizen science projects that allows people of all ages and abilities to understand and experience the process of science. In managing PRI’s Mastodon Matrix Project™ citizen science program, Dr. Buckler has studied the use of citizen science projects in helping researchers gather data, and in helping the public better understand the process of science through involvement in actual science research.

PRI is working with the 4-H Youth Development program at Cornell Cooperative Extension to recruit volunteers who work with upper elementary and secondary school youth on Tracking Climate in Your Backyard, a citizen science project to monitor precipitation.