Tremont Institute recently launched its first Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks workshop in partnership with Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Made possible thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, this new program supports collaborations among select national parks, local environmental science education providers, and local middle and high schools over a three-year period. Tremont Institute and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are one of four sites selected to participate in this program.
Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks will provide citizen science engagement for students and deliver professional development for teachers. Through a series of residential workshops at Tremont Institute and consults at local schoolyards, teachers will learn and practice experiential teaching and link it to standards-based subject matter.