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Can place-based civic science engage young people to make change?

In this article co-authored by Professor Emerita Constance Flanagan, the team explored how place-based civic science (PBCS) can provide opportunities to engage youth in environmental understanding and action through teamwork in which youth feel that they belong to a group larger than themselves and gain a sense of hope from working with others toward shared goals. The authors argue that combining PCBS pedagogies of collective action and collaborative learning spaces can help to buffer against distress as young people grapple with global environmental crises.

Study assistance and data coding and analysis was supported in part by human ecology alumna Dr. Alisa Pykett and graduate student Morgan Smallwood.

Read the full article at: https://acamh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/camh.12537