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Science Literacy Partners
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
UNH Leitzel Center/STEM Teachers Collaborative.
IN THE NEWS
The newly published Immersion in Science
Practices for High
By Karen J. Graham, Lara M. Gengarelly, Barbara A. Hopkins and Melissa A. Lombard
What is it really like to plunge into the world of science learning and teaching? Dive In! grew out of a teacher-scientist project at the University of New Hampshire that promoted active learning and using (NGSS) science practices in the classroom...help students shift from only knowing about science to actually investigating and making sense of it.
Learn More - NSTA Book Store
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
— Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles
Taking Time to
Spring is in the air! The days are (slowly) becoming warmer; soon daffodils and crocuses will poke their heads out of the soil and buds will appear on trees. It’s the perfect time of year to practice your observational skills by keeping a nature journal.
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Students Take 1st Place
Ocean Science Competition
By Briana Garcia
The crowd of high school students is silent as the final round of the 2017 Nor’easter Bowl between York High School from York, Maine and ConVal High School from Peterborough commences.
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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.
~ Special Event! ~
Discover the Ocean
at the Woodman Museum
182 Central Avenue, Dover NH
Thursday, July 20th, 10 am-3 pm
FREE and Open to the Public
The UNH Marine Docents bring marine science to you! There will be plenty of hands-on activities for curious visitors.
- Meet sea stars, crabs, and other creatures that live on our rocky shore.
- Learn interesting facts about lobsters, octopuses and marine mammals.
- Learn something new about our Great Bay Estuary habitats, seaweed we find on our beaches, and so much more!
Bring the excitement of deep sea exploration LIVE to your summer camp, science center and community events!
Available May 15th - November 17th, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EDT (subject to change)
NH Educational GIS Partnership
Presents Summer Series of
Spacial Institutes for Educators
July and August 2017
- Multiple Locations
- Designed to help NH teachers learn to use GPS and GIS in the classroom.
~ Educators Register Now! ~
Elementary GLOBE Earth
July and August 2017 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm
STEM Discovery Lab, UNH at Manchester
Come have fun at one or more of these two-day Elementary GLOBE workshops. These elementary level science materials will be discussed and correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards. Participant will walk away knowing how to set up and collect data that is scientifically sound which can be shared with the rest of the world through the GLOBE Program database of measurements.
July 10th & 11th - Clouds, Climate, Aerosls
August 7th & 8th - Earth Systems, Seasons
August 14th & 15th - Soil, Water
STEM Docent Educators
August 8-10th - 9 am-4 pm
88 Commercial Street, Rm. 325
The new STEM Docent program from UNH Cooperative Extension is for educators (3rd-12th grades) and volunteers interested in engaging learners in “doing” science through STEM projects. These trained “Docents” either integrate the NGSS-aligned curriculum modules in their own classroom or donate their time as a volunteer bringing the curriculum to another classroom or out-of-school program. For teachers who participate in our August professional development training PD hours are available. The next STEM Docent Training focuses on the engineering design process.
Ask About Our Other
Science Literacy Program
Inquiry Teaching Methods
Based on the theory and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards, this program explores ways to support existing classroom instruction as it moves towards an inquiry-based teaching approach for K-12 teachers, in which students take more responsibility for their learning. Learn More at: Inquiry Teaching Methods.
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.
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. Learn more at: STEM Docents Program. Contact email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!|