Our project was important because our work went to other scientists and it affected their work. My work was rewarding because it was hard to put together and fun to see finished. Being a scientist was fun because my work contributed to other scientists' work.Bath MS student
Whether students are collecting data on intertidal crabs along transects or exploring climate datasets from NOAA, the complex learning that occurs in the context of real research efforts through our citizen science classroom projects give students purpose as they persist and push the bounds of their comfort and understanding.
Current Citizen Science Classroom Projects
We've designed four citizen science projects specifically geared toward teachers and students through our Ecosystem Investigation Network, with more coming soon.
Our current citizen science classroom projects get students outside in local forests, fields, freshwater habitats, wetlands, or intertidal ecosystems. To see our full range of curriculum supported citizen science offerings, visit our curriculum platform.
Whether in our lab, in the classroom, or out in the field, our Education team is working with students and teachers around the state to …
Findings from the Field is science journal specifically targeted to engage Maine student researchers. Participating in Findings motivates students to engage in and communicate about …
Teachers have a truly powerful role in inspiring our next generation of scientists, leaders, and environmental stewards. We would not have the impact we do …
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