Several club leaders have mentioned in passing that they've found or developed curriculum ideas and/or resources. We want to see these so we can possibly add them to future editions of the curriculum! If you haven't already sent them to us, please e-mail to Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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- 30-minute (or more!) inquiry
During our conference call on July 12, a few of you had the great suggestion that it would be useful to have the blank 30-minute Inquiry in electronic format so that you could easily distribute it to your group. Here it is. If you have access to the microsoft program Publisher, you should use the .pub file if you'd like to modify it for your purposes. Otherwise, you can use the .pdf file. Thanks for a good idea that will help other leaders!
- Bi-monthly phone calls
Thanks to everyone who has joined one or more of our adult leader phone calls. We've learned a lot from you during these calls, and hope that they've been useful to you. So far, we've discussed these questions: "What are you doing to get your clubs started off on the right foot?", "What are you doing to train the youth on the citizen science protocols (and to ensure data quality)?", and "What experiences have helped your youth prepare for designing an investigation?" If there are topics you'd like to cover in a call, please let us know! Look for e-mails from Grant with upcoming call details.
Driven to Discover Citizen Science adult leader roster
This Driven to Discover Citizen Science adult leader roster contains contact information for all current adult leaders so that you can connect and get in touch with each other.
- Safety tip: Copy youth enrollment forms
After youth and parents have completed the youth enrollment form, make a copy of each form and place them in a plastic sleeve directly in your binder so that you always have access to medical and emergency information for each youth researcher while out in the field. If you have mailed back your enrollment forms before making copies, let us know and we'll make copies and get them back to you.
- Your contact Information: To share or not to share?
One way to stay in contact with other Driven to Discover adult leaders is to comment here within this newsletter (see "Leave a comment" at the top of this section). We will also share a D2D 2012 Roster in the June 18 newsletter. If you prefer not to have your affiliation organization, phone number and e-mail address shared within the adult leader group, please let Grant know before June 15.