Citizen Science in Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning Opportunity

1 PM–2:30 PM | Online | Private

Learn how students can contribute to research on local impacts of climate change. Join us for a blend of online and in-person fieldwork.

Citizen Science in Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning Opportunity

Join us for a combination of independent work, online meetings, and an in-person field day, that will guide you through a citizen science investigation that you can bring to your classroom and out into the schoolyard this fall. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute supports a growing set of citizen science projects investigating the changing ecosystems across the Gulf of Maine Watershed. Projects include: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Intertidal Crabs, and Invasive Plants. Each project comes with wrap-around curriculum to support students in developing ecosystem concepts.

The workshop includes two afternoon online meetings and one in-person field day at the location of your choosing the week of August 16.

  • Monday, August 16, 1:00 pm: Online meeting
  • Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 pm: Wolfe's Neck State Park, Freeport, ME
  • Friday, August 20, 1pm: Online meeting

Note: Our field days in Rockport and Presque Isle have been postponed. We look forward to field days in these areas in the fall.

What participation looks like:

  • Engage in authentic science investigations designed for students independently from your own home
  • Share reflections and plans for implementation with other educators.
  • Participate in two online meetings
  • Come together for in-person fieldwork at one of the times and locations listed above, or choose to do fieldwork in your own area
  • Provide feedback through short surveys

Benefits to participation:

  • Connections to other educators
  • Full curriculum resources ready to carry into the classroom
  • $150 stipend, travel reimbursement

All GMRI staff and participants at in-person gatherings agree follow current CDC health and safety guidelines.

Note: Due to recent developments in COVID19, we are asking that all participants wear masks at our in-person outdoor events.