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New STEM Docent Program
NH needs a well-trained STEM workforce and STEM Docents can help. As a STEM Docent you can make a direct contribution by helping youth understand the world around them and by helping to increase STEM literacy in New Hampshire.
Volunteer to Help Support Young Scientists and Engineers
"Imagine, standing by a pool hearing, "Go, go, go!" from excited youth as they pilot their oddly shaped underwater object through a timed obstacle course."
This team competion is one of many held by Cooperative Extension's Science Team and its volunteers.
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in a young person's life and it's also lots of fun!
4-H SPIN PROGRAMS:
Special Interest 4-H Clubs
Volunteer to lead
a 4-H SPIN club
4-H SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. If you have skills and talents you'd like to share with a small group of young people, contact your county office for more information.
STEM Teachers Collaborative (STEM TC)
The Science Literacy Team is a STEM TC partner. The STEM TC is an interdisciplinary effort to support STEM educators through UNH credit-bearing courses and professional development opportunities. To join the STEM Teachers Collaborative and to view more details, see
Mission: UNH Cooperative Extension’s Science Literacy team engages New Hampshire adults, educators, and youth in active learning experiences to enhance their understanding and communication of the science of the natural and built world. Implementation of educator professional development workshops, afterschool and in-school STEM enrichment, and high quality research by the Science Literacy team applies the research and outreach capacity of the University to directly address the pressing societal need to transform STEM education nationwide.
Stream Safari and
Project Wet/Wild Workshop
Youth Grades 3-8
June 7 and 8 - Goffstown, NH
Stream Safari is an environmental science program focused on stream ecology. The Stream Safari program was designed to introduce youth in grades 3-8 to the concepts of stream and river ecology through minds-on, hands-on educational activities. Included in the program are indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology.
Summer Youth Programs
Focus on STEM
STEM Discovery Lab
University of New Hampshire Manchester
July and August, 2016
This summer the University of New Hampshire at Manchester will be offering an opportunity for children to learn STEM core concepts and practices in a fun and hands-on environment with engaging activities that help students experiment, collaborate and be creative. These sumer STEM programs provide students a wonderful introduction to the STEM fields. Check them out!
EPIC-Elementary Program Introducing Computing
Grades 4-5 - June 27-July 1 and July 25-29
Design Make Code Plan to Invent
Grades 6-8 - July 11-15 and July 18-22
Design Make Code Bots Adventure
Grades 6-8 - August 1-5
Inquiry Teaching Methods
Grounding STEM Education
Programs in Science Practices
Workshop for Afterschool Professionals
Granite State College, Concord, NH
August 29-30 - 10 am-4pm
The Afterschool Inquiry Teaching Method course is designed for afterschool professionals to give a grounding in teaching inquiry using the science practices and tools to help apply the practices in afterschool STEM programs. Participants will explore the science practices with particular attention paid toward asking questions. One curriculum unit will be introduced and methods for “shifting” lessons already used in programs will be included.
Ask About Our Other
Science Literacy Programs
A collaboration between Families in Transition and CE Science Literacy and Community and Economic Development Team. Families learn Scratch and Makey Makey technologies together during 5 workshops. Contact email@example.com for more information.
SPIRALS -The Sustainability Project
How do the daily practices in sustainability affect the long term future outlook for you, your family and your community? Explore the people and places of your community to learn the parts they play in ensuring a healthy future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
An outreach program of NH EPSCOR's "Ecosystems and Society" project. Introducing the wonders of stream ecology to youth and adults. Offered by UNH Cooperative Extension. Contact email@example.com for more information.
UNH Marine Docent Program
The UNH Marine Docent Program is a volunteer-based effort that teaches marine science to youth and adults. Programs include SeaTrek, the Coastal Floating Lab aboard boats, Day of the Coast events at schools, and numerous educator workshops. Learn More at: UNH Marine Docent Program.
Contact us for information on our K-12 educator workshops and how your school, after-school program, or 4-H club can be involved in STEM!