Citizen Science and Youth Audiences: Educational Outcomes of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

Publication and Source

Kountoupes, D.L. & Oberhauser, K.S. (2008). Citizen Science and Youth Audiences: Educational Outcomes of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Journal of Community Engagement & Scholarship, 1(1), 10-20. 

Short Description

This article discusses citizen science as a useful approach to involving the public in science and conservation. Specifically, the authors present the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project as a good way to engage both youth and adults in monitoring activities. The study found that the project created opportunities for participants to investigate, directly interact with natural settings over a long time period, and analyze data.