Citizen Science in Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning Opportunity1 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.
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.