The Science for Citizens blog is a wonderful feature of the website scienceforcitizens.net. The blog today posted a list of 10 science project ideas to "keep young minds entertained as well as enlightened" as Autumn falls. They have included a wonderful group of opportunities, from the World Water Monitoring Day to gps marking and tracking the erosion of gravestones. All will do a good job of involving youth in scientific exploration and conservation.
Helping citizens explore, teach and conserve Minnesota's natural environment are primary goals of Environmental Science Education programming. One of the chief ways that we accomplish these goals is through engaging adults and youth in citizen science. For example, our Driven to Discover project supports youth researchers in developing/answering their own scientific questions through involvement on citizen science research teams.