Telling your story

1. What are you investigating?

- Share a bit of background about the existing citizen science project you are participating in.

- Or if it is a student-led project, share your research question or the community or global challenge you’re tackling.


2. Which part of your project do you want to highlight?

- Interesting results?

- A rigorous method that other students could implement in their science classroom?

- A reflection? Did your scientific inquiry inspire individual, school-wide, or neighborhood action?


3. What medium(s) do you want to use to tell your story?

- Have you always wanted to make a video? Try out a scientific illustration? Now's the time to let your creative juices flow!

- Can this medium be easily uploaded online





Submitting your story

To upload your story, please visit our online exhibition.



First, fill in all the required fields on the registration form.

You will find it at the bottom of the exhibition homepage ("If you want to participate in the challenge, register here") or just click here.


After you enter your project data and hit the "send" button, we will create an ArcGIS Account for your group where you can get started with your Story Map


Creating a Story Map:

  1. Login to your ArcGIS Online Account
  2. Click Content
  3. Create a folder for your work or select a folder to work in
  4. Click Create --> App --> Using Template
  5. Select Build a Story Map --> Story Map Journal --> Create Web App  

  1. Fill in the metadata (Title/Tags/Summary) --> Click Done
  2. Select Side or Floating panel (you can change this later anyway) --> Start
  3. Give your story map a name


You are now ready to fill the story map with content!


Main Stage Content

This can be:

  • A Map from ArcGIS Online that you have already prepared
  • An image that you upload to ArcGIS Online
  • A Video from YouTube or Vimeo
  • A web page – you can inject web pages into your story map


Side Panel Content

This is where you can put all your text. The editor is a bit like Word or WordPress. You can also embed images or videos in the side panel. Explore how to change font colors and things.


Add New Section

You can add a new section to your story map by clicking the Add Section button, and you can organize the order using the Organize button


Further Configuration

You have some additional general options in the top menu:



Publishing your Story Map

  1. Click Save regularly
  2. To share:
    1. Click Share
    2. Select Public
    3. You will see a short URL  - use this to share on social media
  3. The system should check that all your maps are shared to the same level as the Story Map so that users can see them. Be careful not to publish content that you do not want to share with others.


Done! Your Story Map will be displayed in our gallery, where you can also explore the work from other students around Europe.   


If you have any questions, please reach out to

Is your story on social media? Use the tag #TogetherSciStudent



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