Enhancing youth learning through Community and Citizen Science: a guide for practitioners

Robinson, L.D.; Miller, A.E.; Burton, V.J.; Herodotou, Christothea; Higgins, L.; Miller, G.R.M.; Young, A.N.; Ghadiri Khanaposhtani, M.; Benavides Lahnstein,, A.I.; Sanghera, H.K.; Johnson, R.F.; Aristeidou, Maria; Ballard, H.L.; Jennewein, J.; Lorke, J.; Pratt-Taweh, S.; Wardlaw, J.; Ismail, Nashwa; Pauly, G.B.; Papathoma, Tina and Swanson, R.D. (2021). Enhancing youth learning through Community and Citizen Science: a guide for practitioners. Natural History Museum, London.


This guide was designed to support practitioners running Community and Citizen Science programmes and similar informal science learning activities. It shares the finding and recommendations of the LEARN CitSci research study, which explored the learning processes and outcomes for young people aged 5–19 years who participated in Community and Citizen Science projects. This guide can be freely distributed in its original form for non-commercial purposes. All content is the copyright of the authors except where specifically stated otherwise, and no images or sections of text can be extracted and used elsewhere without first obtaining permission. This material is based upon work supported under a collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF), Wellcome, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) via a grant from NSF (NSF DRL# 1647276) and a grant from Wellcome with ESRC (Wellcome grant no. 206202/Z/17/Z). Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NSF, Wellcome, or ESRC.

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  • 79245
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    Examining learning processes through the integration of two informal science learning approaches: Natural History Museum-led citizen science206202/Z/17/ZNational Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Keywords
  • citizen science; community science; guide; design-based learning; bioblitzes; iNaturalist, Zooniverse; Environmental Science Agency
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Maria Aristeidou