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Anya: Citizen Science in Siberia - Young Voices on Climate Change

Lynne Cherry, Young Voices on Climate Change

Citizen scientist Anya, an indigenous Siberian girl, witnesses the changes in her community as a result of climate change after working with Woods Hole scientist Max Holmes' research team aboard her father's ship. She gets involved in collecting water samples to learn, and teach her schoolmates about, global warming.

Video length: 4 minutes.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Use as a prompt to get students interested in citizen science projects.
  • Educators could potentially use this video to have students create their own project-based community service.

About the Science

  • Video shows how scientists work together with an indigenous Siberian girl to collect data and how and why she got involved in climate science. Scientist Max Holmes briefly discusses how research and monitoring one of the 6th largest rivers in the area and collecting water samples at different seasons can give scientists better insight into how the climate is changing.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Seeing peers engaged with a real science project and hearing about their motivation to engage in citizen science projects may motivate students to think about science and its role in their future.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Technical quality is good and images are beautiful.

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