This is a Bee Box provided by the University of Colorado (CU) The Bees Needs, a citizen scientist project in Boulder County. Dawson School fifth grade teacher Brenda Lord has this box outside her classroom. Brenda states: “It is important for students to be involved in citizen science projects so they understand that their observations and work have an impact on current scientific research.
This empowerment makes them more thoughtful about their actions, and they are more likely to educate their families and peers about issues for which they have developed a passion.”
This particular interaction between schools and resources in their communities clearly communicates BCLID’s mission in building bridges of learning and opportunity between schools, and their local community resources. In this case, middle school students participating in, and gaining an understanding of, how scientific fieldwork is collected, analyzed, and interpreted, enhances their experience of what the field of scientific study is in practice.
The BEES NEEDS: http://beesneeds.colorado.edu/