Providing students and communities with hands-on science experiences

The next generation of ecosystem stewards is in our classrooms today. Students who grow up understanding how science works will be able to navigate complex environmental and business decisions in a changing climate.

Leigh Peake Chief Education Officer
Leigh Peake Chief Education Officer

Our Action Areas

Programs for students in our lab and in the field. Resources for teachers to support authentic inquiry. Opportunities for the public to engage in a science community.

  • Engaging Students in Science

    We build Maine middle school students’ critical thinking skills and understanding of the nature of science through participation in authentic science experiences.

  • Supporting Educators

    Increasing teachers’ access to and participation in high-quality, locally relevant professional learning experiences to increase their content knowledge, pedagogical strategies, and confidence guiding students’ learning …

  • Community-Based Learning

    We create opportunities for communities to engage meaningfully in the science that affects them.

Explore Education Stories

  • Students Publish Findings

    Students Publish Findings

    We invite Maine students to take part in this tradition by contributing to Findings from the Field — a new journal of original scientific research …


  • For Rural Teachers, Nothing New About Physical Distance

    For Rural Teachers, Nothing New About Physical Distance

    Learn more about our Regional Teacher Communities, which connect teachers from remote areas of the state to share STEM teaching experiences.


  • Public Workshops Explore Sea Level Rise

    Public Workshops Explore Sea Level Rise

    The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly visible in our state and across the nation. You’ve probably noticed more frequent news coverage of intense …


  • Relaunching LabVenture

    Relaunching LabVenture

    Three years ago, a team of GMRI staff, project partners, vendors, and advisors began building an unparalleled learning experience for Maine’s middle school students, thanks …