In 2017, project CRYSTAL has involved approximately 300 students from elementary schools in Costa Mesa, Placentia Yorba Linda, and Santa Ana through a close collaboration with classroom teachers and district science specialists.
A teacher learning community was formed to provide feedback on the curriculum design, test lessons, and collect data on youth science learning and identity. Teachers worked side by side with UCI researchers throughout the year and hosted parent night events at their school sites.
UCI News featured project CRYSTAL by visiting one of our field trips at Crystal Cove State park and interviewing teachers, the school principal, students and the project team. You can read the news article at the link below.
UCI News features Project CRYSTAL in their article “Cultivating the Next Generation of Scientists“