Student Research Symposia

YLACES Announces 2021 SRS Locations

Fairbanks, Alaska

Madison, Wisconsin

Austin, Texas

Monterey Bay, California

Little Rock, Arkansas

Hartford, Connecticut

2021 Dates TBD


Find out more and sign up for a SRS on GLOBE's website:

Beginning in 2019, YLACES began sponsoring six annual GLOBE Student Research Symposia (SRS) that provide students with the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from both peers and professionals. The goal is to build students' scientific and research abilities. Students presenting their research at one of the symposia are treated as scientists and therefore see themselves as scientists. This increases their self-efficacy for science practices. Through the student research symposia, youth do science, learn science, and gain scientific habits of mind.  

Take your students on the journey of a lifetime...

While students present their work, half-day professional development sessions are provided for chaperones who are teachers.

2019 SRS Summary

Check out a summary of our 2019 SRS here:

SRS 2019 Summary

A paper on the SRS experience is available in the proceeds of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Read it here.

Due to COVID-19, YLACES and GLOBE canceled the 2020 Student Research Symposia.


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.


© 2020 by Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists.