Engaging The Next Generation
with Citizen Science Through
The Biodiversity PEEK STEAM Curricula
“In the end we will only conserve what we love. We will only love what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist
What began as photography-based, citizen science-programs in the communities adjacent to our study sites has scaled way up into a STEAM curricula (based on the new Framework for K-12 Science Education) for schools and parents in the US and beyond. We help kids get outside, right where they live, to learn and grow the hands-on skills needed to become effective stewards of their own wild places. Biodiversity PEEK kids design and lead their own schoolyard and backyard projects because they know they have the power to make a difference in the world around them.
The ultimate goal of our Biodiversity PEEK program is to engage people everywhere so that they will become informed citizens who have the awareness, skills, and independent capacity to act as stewards in the protection of their own local wildlife. Biodiversity PEEK is helping communities around the globe become self-driven and able to sustain themselves and the surrounding biodiversity on which their futures depend.