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Civic Science: Inquiry to Action

We Make a World of Difference!

From measuring air quality in schools and cities to innovating solutions and bringing those ideas to policymakers—students go beyond data collection and analysis to make a world of difference in their communities.

Student Symposium

CELF’s Spring 2021 program concluded with a Virtual Student Symposium! This interactive experience allowed students and teachers to present their semester-long work to each other, the CELF staff, and scholars and educators from other participating schools. Utilizing a place-based approach, students tackled various STEAM-related topics, including urban green spaces, air quality, and environmental justice!

Check out the highlights!

Check out our case studies!

West End Secondary School, NYC 

Students Investigate Air Quality in Urban Communities Impacted by COVID-19

Comprehensive Model School Project (CMSP), NYC

Students Explore issues of Environmental Justice and Develop Solutions for their Community

NYC Middle School Civic Science Program

Students were provided with “AirBeam” air quality devices and mobile apps used for monitoring data. Mount Sinai Health System provided research on the impact of air pollution on human health and CUNY Law School helped make connections on how public advocacy can lead to legislative change. CELF staff worked with these professionals and middle school teachers from NYC DOE public schools and several independent schools to develop a citizen science unit that is easily integrated into existing curriculum as a place-based action research learning opportunity.

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