ACRA, N.Y. — Teachers, community educators, youth group volunteers and any other adults who work with kids will want to come to this two-day training – High Tech Citizen Science. It takes place on Thursday, September 26 (10 AM to 5 PM) and Friday, September 27 (8:30 AM to 3 PM). The location is the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405. All participants must pre-register by September 18 as there is limited space.
This program, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties’ 4-H Youth Development Program, will provide information that will help participants connect kids to nature and spark their interest in science, all while using current technology. Participants will learn how they can use citizen science activities to transform youth into scientists as they make observations, analyze data and submit the scientifically-relevant observations to actual scientists who can use the data.
During the training program participants will learn and practice STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills such as making observations, creating processes, collecting and analyzing data, and more. They will practice these skills in CCE’s Siuslaw Model Forest, where they will utilize equipment such as iPads, binoculars, a trail cam, GPS units, a wildlife camera and wind meter (all available to borrow).
Two lunches and a light breakfast will be served during the training program. The special guest instructor is Kelly Schaeffer, Education Specialist from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University.
Register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/HighTechCSET_210 or contact Holly Bloom at 518-828-3346×216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is September 18. If you have special needs related to program participation please contact us.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 orColumbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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