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Do Children Make Good Citizen Scientists? Learning Outcomes and Scientific Accuracy in an Afterschool Citizen Science Educational Program


"Given the challenges teachers face when implementing citizen science in the classroom, the opportunity exists for informal science education organizations, such as museums, science centers, and environmental education centers, to offer these experiences to K-12 students during out-of-school time (Bonney et al. 2009). If thoughtfully designed, such programs can augment science learning in formal education settings and help prepare students to become, if not scientists themselves, scientifically literate adults who understand the process of science sufficiently to make informed decisions."