We define citizen science programs as those that involve citizens (K-Life) as decision-makers in scientific initiatives outside of formal educational initiatives. In environmental issues, research has shown citizen science initiatives to be successful in promoting civic engagement. Because of their involvement, citizen groups have played a role in shaping environmental policy. Involvement in citizen science programs can also promote scientific literacy.
The program in science learning is also engaged in a number of programs investigating science learning in informal frameworks.
Minor degree programs for Every Major:
For students interested in careers involving education, we offer three minors.
We also build minors customized for particular majors.