Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Citizen Science: Inquiry Based Learning in the Core Curriculum to Advance College Science Literacy

To develop scientific literacy in our students, Citizen Science was added to Bard College’s common curriculum. During this, all first year students participate in scientific inquiry. Students take part in problem-based learning, laboratory experimentation, and computing activities. Varied strategies are used to develop students’ abilities to critically evaluate scientific evidence, and recognize strengths and limitations of common tools. Student outcomes from years 1-4 will be discussed.

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