The YCITYSCI program is a local student-led citizen science project that teaches students how to engage in citizen science by focusing on the environment conditions of their own community.
Over the last two weeks, students in the YCITYSCI have worked with local scientists, Dr. Didi Martinez and Dr. Ben Greenfield, to explore different ways to collect environmental data in their community. Dr. Martinez taught the students how to use drones to collect data. The students practiced flying small, Tello drones in their school’s gym in preparation for future data collection. With Dr. Greenfield, the students learned about air and noise pollution. The students tested a variety of instruments that measure air particles as well as sound levels. Using these tools, the students will soon be able to collect their own data and create unique projects that can help their community better understand their environment.