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DIY Water Quality Workshop

In this workshop, we wanted to give students a hands-on, visceral sense of water quality, using audio output as a more accessible way of comparing the water they’d sampled from different locations near to their home.  We also wanted to see if this sort of activity would generate water quality data that is useful for community water monitoring projects. What do individual participants get out of the activity? We hoped that they were able to

Posted in Citizen Monitoring, Electronics, Sensors

Co-Design A Civic Learning Course

This 1-3 hour workshop invites high school students to develop civics coursework for their school built around specific civic technologies that already exist. Andover Students from high school students’ visit to the MIT Center for Civic Media, photos by Alex Anderlik Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals? (could be as simple as getting participants to show up, or demonstrate the value of collective creativity, or a particular goal for impacting your community) For the

Posted in Citizen Monitoring, Learning What is Civic?, Media-Making, Sensors, Youth Designed