This year’s NYCDOE Department of STEM’s Citizen Science program connects New York City public middle school teachers and students to ongoing research “missions” that focus on preserving and restoring the health of New York City’s estuary ecosystem. Each research mission enables teachers and students to directly participate in an ongoing scientific investigation, while simultaneously exploring ways that they can improve estuary health within their local community through a student-designed service-learning project. Participating schools will receive two free field trips to facilitate their field research, and participating teachers will be eligible for up to 40 hours of per-session compensation and up to 20 hours of CTLE through PD sessions. The deadline to apply is has been extended to 12:00pm MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24; clickfor more information and to apply.
Additional information about the program can be found in our Citizen Science Teacher FAQs, and our Principal Letter of Acknowledgment and Support, which includes answers to some common questions that administrators have.
If you have any additional questions, please email our team at CitywideScience@schools.nyc.gov. Feel free to share this opportunity with any NYCDOE colleagues whom you think might be a good fit for this program!
The Citizen Science Program Team