South Dakota Discovery Center - Event Information

Event Name:Field Based Citizen Science for Educators
Event Type(s):Professional Development

Join us for this field based professional development in Badlands National Park June 20-23, 2022. In this hybrid course (online and in person) we will learn how to use citizen science programs like GLOBE and iNaturalist to engage students in the classroom and create data sets for them to explore through our own field studies. We will contribute to an on-going iNaturalist project and along the way, we will learn about the Park’s fabulous geology and fascinating fossil record.

This is an immersive experience. We will camp in Sage Creek Campground, a primitive campground without electricity or running water, for three nights. (Vault toilets are available). Meals from Monday evening to Thursday breakfast are provided.

This is a hybrid course requiring online work and one Zoom session prior to the session. The course will be a total of 30 hours or 2 graduate workshop credits (pending). Credit fees are extra. Teams of teachers from the same district or school are encouraged to attend together. Grades 4-12.

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Info at a glance
3 PM  Mon June 20 - 12 PM Thur June 23. Includes overnight camping.
Badlands National Park
Educators Grades 4-12
Limit 12 participants.
2 credits (pending)
$50 South Dakota educators
$75 out of state educators
Teachers with a contract with the Pierre school district are free.
$100 stipend upon submission of portfolio

Event Date:6/20/2022 - 6/23/2022
Event Time:3:00PM MT June 20 - 12:00PM MT June 23
Location:Badlands National Park
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