In February, our Education team hosted a virtual research symposium for middle school scientists, who shared their work with each other and the larger scientific community throughout the three-day event.
The online symposium builds on Findings from the Field, our scientific journal for Maine middle schoolers. Symposium events included mini-posters, gallery “walks,” technology show-and-tells, and live panel discussions with high school, college-aged, and professional scientists.
My students really enjoyed hearing from real scientists. They were excited to see people working in such interesting fields where they combine their love of the outdoors with their scientific interests. Many of my students think of scientists as people in white coats who work in labs and I appreciate the opportunity for them to see other potential careers that they could pursue.”Teacher Participant Findings from the Field Research Symposium
Despite the many challenges of the 2020-21 school year, students continued to get outside in nature, explore relevant ecological questions, and communicate their scientific work. As this school year comes to an end, our Education team is celebrating the publication of the fourth volume of Findings from the Field — which received a total of 95 submissions this year.
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As pandemic restrictions begin to loosen, we’re still here for you: our teacher communities are meeting, we have a full calendar of professional learning opportunities, …