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Driven to Discover curriculum

About this curriculum

The Driven to Discover curriculum is a step-by-step guide for implementing this full-scale program in your setting. With activity instructions for adult leaders and companion workbooks for youth, these resources coach you through the process of using citizen science experiences as a springboard into full science investigations. Initially designed for youth age 12-14 in out-of-school settings such as summer camps and after school programs, the material is adaptable to a wide range of settings and ages.

Facilitator’s Guides contain:

The Investigator’s Field Journals are a cross between a workbook and a lab manual and contain youth-appropriate reflection exercises and worksheets for implementing citizen science and investigations. We recommend providing one copy for each youth participant.

NOTE: We offer two versions of both of these resources. One set includes details on implementing the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project; the other set includes details on implementing the eBird citizen science project. All contain resources on the process of science and engaging youth effectively.


Facilitator’s Guide to Citizen Science: Birds (7.9 M PDF)

Investigator’s Field Journal: Birds (5.1 M PDF)


Facilitator’s Guide to Citizen Science: Monarchs (14.1 M PDF)

Investigator’s Field Journal: Monarchs (13.3 M PDF)

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