Community scientists (also known as citizen scientists) are people who conduct research and contribute data to science projects as amateurs or nonprofessionals. Anyone can participate in community science projects provided they follow guidelines established by hosting organizations, including National Geographic, NOAA, and NASA.
Using the model of community science, identify a science project that aligns with your students’ interests and learning goals. Conduct research that both contributes to science and can be used to make art that reveals or communicates something about the climate in which you live. Artworks can take any form and use any medium.
Creating art is one way to take action in response to the world’s changing climate. What are other concrete ways that you see people helping solve this challenge? How might you, individually or with others, contribute solutions or make change in your own school or community?