Online Inquiry Course for Teachers

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Introducing Integrating Inquiry for Educators: Developing Student Science Practices. This self-paced, online course is designed to ignite your excitement for outdoor inquiry, while providing background and resources that will help you engage students in local science investigations and citizen science.


Just because the course is completed on your own time doesn’t mean it isn’t interactive. You’ll get guidance from teachers who have successfully used citizen science with students and learn what works to engage kids. We’ll encourage you to get outside and explore, and make a plan for implementation in your own program or classroom. Quizzes and fun assignments will help you test your knowledge practice skills. Course credit is available and prices for the course start at only $49. Join us!

Reviews from educators:

“I really liked the combination of videos of the instructors, lesson modules, the readings, the Teaching Channel videos, and the Teacher’s Guide. All very interactive and engaging.”  (Liz, informal science educator)

“I think the course is a ‘must take’ for anyone who teaches science. This course is about getting your students to participate in science and should be at the heart of every science teacher’s program.” (Phil, high school teacher)

“I loved how you walked everyone through the process of inquiry and provided clear examples throughout.” (Robin, 8th grade teacher)

“As a classroom teacher, this is exactly what I need. Everyone is required to have students conduct meaningful research and publish it for a wider audience. Teachers commonly respond to this requirement with , ‘How am I going to do authentic research with 7 year old children? What can they possibly do during our scripted school day to meet this requirement?’ I cannot highly recommend this course enough! It is intuitive, authentic, has tremendous materials and is well planned and immediately applicable.” (Rebecca, 2nd grade teacher)


  1.  by  Archie Mitchell

    This is ideal material for getting my ” couch potato ” grandchildren away from video games and the monitors when they visit. We need to get them interested in the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Thanks for making this available and affordable.

  2.  by  Karin Anderson

    I teach it to the older generation. I live in a secure disability/retirement housing and there should be some place that is for people with disablilties. I am acuriosity come nesting season, but if I can get them caring for birds who cares. I teach my niece and nephews and my parents or anyone who will listen. Sadly, we do not have much bird activity in the city- crows and eagles. The food that they set out for the birds only the until it starts getting cold and flowers are put away. But, this year was different bad blizzards someone set out crackers for any wandering bird. So, it was not for nothing. Plus, they set up suet feeders to keep the predators busy during nesting season. They just needed someone else to care. Thank you for giving me information, Thanks to you I got a picture of a female pileated woodpecker from my nephew, evidence of what a pileated woodpecker could do from parents and was able to tell them stuff about it. I am hopeful that this will give me more knowledge I can glean and share. If my computer hangs in there. Having issues. may have to change the time, Sorry, we shall see just wanted to give you a heads up. Ever grateful for your many learning opportunities. Loved the owl cam video. played it too much

  3.  by  Marcia Carone

    I took this course last summer and incorporated the lessons and material from the course into a themed Language Arts/ Science Unit. The material was well received by my students and they were excited to apply the science content to
    Language Arts and extend the Science into an Outdoor Birding Inquiry Field Trip as a culminating activity. This course gave me the tools I needed to develop this themed unit. I really enjoyed everything I learned in this course and was pleased I was able to use the content from the course immediately in my classroom.

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