Students need hands-on learning to strengthen their understanding of science.
We build Maine middle school students’ critical thinking skills and understanding of the nature of science through participation in authentic science experiences.
We create authentic science opportunities for students, including:
- Engaging 10,000 Maine middle schoolers each year in our LabVenture program.
- Creating opportunities to participate in citizen science in the classroom.
- Supporting the full cycle of scientific inquiry including peer review of science through publication
Learn more about our authentic science experiences for students.
Each year, GMRI hosts nearly 10,000 Maine middle schoolers in its LabVenture program — a hands-on, interactive, authentic investigation of current research on the Gulf …
In classrooms, it is more important than ever that students have access to authentic science experiences and content that build a strong foundation for them …
A unique opportunity for students to engage in critical elements of the scientific process: the writing, peer review, and publication of results.
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is partnering with the coastal Maine communities of Machias, Saint George, Boothbay Harbor, and Portland to collect local water …
This video series highlights the elements of our LabVenture program
Read More About Our Work With Students
Last year, we launched an all-new LabVenture experience, including updated content and state-of-the-art technology. After a little more than a year and 14,000 students served, …
In September, a group of project partners, staff, and donors gathered to celebrate the launch of an all-new LabVenture — our hands-on science experience for …
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 …