Community science is a broad term including citizen science and service-learning.
Through Community Science Projects, students are empowered to use their understanding of human behavior and evolution toward improving their own communities.
On this page, you find a growing collection of resources to support and implement Community Science Projects.
Global ESD Community Science Lab
In partnership with Global ESD, we focus on the collaborative use of scientific methods to better understand and inform the cultural evolution of cooperation, informed by the science of Prosocial. It is an approach to youth empowerment that works to bridge our evolutionary past with our preferred futures on issues that matter to students and their communities.
The Community Science Field Guides for School Culture and School Gardens also prominently implement Prosocial tools and methods. How schools are governed, and which norms, values, and institutions get adopted, can all drive major life trajectories for how students think about their own learning and civic capacities and about the world they live in.
Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)
The Doughnut Economics Action Lab is a growing network of educators, economists, community developers and others aiming to create communities that meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet. We are just beginning to explore and adapt the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) City Portrait tool so that students can explore how their own communities are doing in achieving these aims.
In the meantime, we encourage you to join DEAL below and/or our network, where we will post updates to both platforms on this exciting and rapidly evolving opportunity.
Youth Mayors is a global think tank and network of youth mayors, developing projects to help their cities adapt to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century. We highly recommend the Youth Mayors Field Guide developed by the United World College Maastricht, Strothoff International School, United World College Robert Bosch, United World College Red Cross, and the International School of Brussels.
YPAR Hub - Youth-Led Participatory Action Research
A research toolkit for students to lead investigations into the issues that impact their lives.