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Kenan Fellows’ Voices: Students Discover

Twelve Kenan Fellows from across North Carolina partnered with the Your Wildlife team to bring citizen science to the classroom. 

What is citizen science? It's the idea that anyone can collect data for scientific study and that scientists and the public can work together to answer scientific questions. 

Together, the 12 Kenan Fellows and the team of researchers at NC State and the NC Museum of Natural Science are working to create opportunities for students to engage in real scientific discovery.

Your Wildlife has launched  the Students Discover website dedicated to this five-year project.

"It's one of the best experiences of my life," said 2014-15 Kenan Fellow Arthina Blanchard, a teacher at Mills Park Middle School in Wake County.

Listen to Ms. Blanchard's story and other interviews with the Students Discover Kenan Fellows at

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The Kenan Fellows Program is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, and is generously supported by grants from business, foundations, government organizations, and individual partners.