Citizen Science Summer Camps
Each summer we host Citizen Science Camps for elementary, middle school, and high school girls who are underrepresented in science fields. Check out what our participants learn and current camp offerings.
This video shares student interviews from our 2022 Citizen Science Camp with Bakersfield City School District. This camp integrated the Seek by iNaturalist, Optional Objective 2, and a local focus on engineering with Optional Objective 3.
As a result of participating in the summer camp, participants will be able to:
Define global citizen science
Disrupt stereotypes about women and girls, especially in relation to science identity
Contribute to at least one of the following global citizen science projects.
Marine Debris tracker
Examine the computer science mindsets and competencies embedded in each citizen science project
Use new or existing global citizen science data to define a problem of environmental concern.
Map the location of the problem of environmental concern
Imagine a data-informed solution to the problem of environmental concern
Each weeklong camp can also choose two of the following objectives. Camps that run for two weeks or longer can choose all three.
Optional Objective | Create a small-scale experiment to test a solution to a problem of environmental concern.
Optional Objective | Tell the story of an environmental problem, solution, and experiment through coding and robotics
Optional Objective | Create your own, local, school-specific objective
Summer 2023 Camps
Students created their own promotional video for this camp, which integrated Marine Debris Tracker, Optional Objective 2, and a local focus on engineering with Optional Objective 3.