ClimateWatch - Engaging Students in Citizen Science

ClimateWatch - Engaging Students in Citizen Science

  • Year 9 - 10
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change
  • Social
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

ClimateWatch is a citizen science initiative that aims to educate people across Australia about climate change and empower them to contribute to solutions. The program uses a mobile app and web platform for users to collect phenological data on a range of species, shaping the country's scientific response to climate change. This unit engages students in real change for their local environment through case studies of flying-foxes and Shy Albatross, exploring environmental factors that impact these species and how citizen science can contribute to research and policymaking. Students use GIS and ClimateWatch data to create their own local species maps and a field guide for a ClimateWatch indicator species specific to their geography.

Tune in

Thought-provoking lessons featuring questions and activities designed to stimulate students' interest.

Find out

Explicit instruction on the topic, increasing in complexity and breadth of knowledge.

Take action

Contextualising knowledge and inspiring students through real-world examples. These lessons feature stories of inspirational people and organisations making a difference to help bring the learning to life.

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