Announcing a New Citizen Science Course Focused on Community and Environmental Health
This new asynchronous online course may be of interest to you, your patrons, or your partners:
Science is for everyone! Through citizen science and community-driven research, non-scientists can advance health and wellness in communities.
Now you can explore citizen science through the lens of community and environmental health with a new edX course, Citizen Science: Gearing Up for Discovery, developed at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The self-paced course builds skills in non-scientists who want to develop or participate in a citizen science project, especially those focused on addressing local health concerns.
The course will guide you through the process of project development, including planning, training volunteers, collecting and managing your data, and communicating results to the wider community. Short, engaging videos use scenarios to bring the process to life, and activities and quizzes give participants a chance to explore the topic in greater depth.
Gearing Up is free for everyone and a certificate option is available for $25.
This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Grant Number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.