FieldScope is an innovative data collection, visualization, and analysis platform managed by BSCS Science Learning. It supports citizen and community science projects and other initiatives with tools to (1) collect data from varied geographic locations and (2) analyze trends, patterns, and change over time, including the impact of interventions.
FieldScope enables organizations, community members, and learners to monitor and actively address issues–such as environmental and social challenges–that are concerning to them. It empowers participants in projects to use maps, graphs, and other visualization tools to make meaning of crowd-sourced data sets and turn data into stories that can be used in science communication, education, and grassroot advocacy.
This short video provides a visual overview of the tool.
We invite you to check out these other helpful articles from the FieldScope Help Center:
- Launching a FieldScope Project: What to expect from the onboarding process
- Find a FieldScope Project
Who makes FieldScope?
FieldScope is expanded, maintained, and supported by BSCS Science Learning. Prior to 2016, FieldScope was developed and managed by the National Geographic Society under the leadership of current BSCS Executive Director, Daniel Edelson.
BSCS Science Learning is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs. Our mission is to transform science teaching and learning nationwide through research-driven innovation. This means creating impact that is both systemic and sustainable. We approach this goal through four areas of work, which include many strategic initiatives and R&D programs.
FieldScope is an important element of BSCS Science Learning’s ongoing data literacy initiative.