Place-based expertise and science knowledge shape civic action

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Resource Type:
Research Products | Research Brief
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | History/policy/law | Physics | Technology
Afterschool Alliance

Through a critical ethnography, Birmingham and Calabrese Barton examined why and how a group of six middle school girls took civic action, defined as “educated action in science,” after studying green energy in an afterschool science program. The paper follows the students’ process in planning and implementing a carnival to engage their community in energy conservation and efficiency issues.


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