Follow us on...
Check out our
Science Literacy Newsletter!
Sign up for our
The Science Lit News!
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.
Read the Full Story
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.
Read the Full Story...
Campus Group Energizes
by Sarah Schaier
On December 19, twenty-three members of the STEM Educators Learning Community (SELC) met at UNH’s Memorial Union Building for a “Lightning Talk,” the second in a three-part series. Four educators—Jennifer Bourgeault, Shane Bradt, Sameer Honwad and Laura Nickerson—gave five-minute presentations...
Read the Full Story...
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.
STEM Educators Summit
UNH School of Law
2 White Street, Concord, NH
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the 3rd annual STEM Educators Summit, a statewide forum for K-12 STEM educators on professional development topics that teachers identify as timely, such as innovative practices, student learning, NGSS, common core and much more. The STEM Educators Summit will be held at the UNH School of Law on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 am-4 pm.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Christopher Dede, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Dede will present his work on integrating computational thinking into ecosystems science education via modeling in immersive virtual worlds.
Inventors, Engineers and Makers...
4-H Mousetrap Car Challenge!
Ready, Set, Go!!!
Car preparations begin NOW
for the May 20th
State 4-H Activities Day Challenge!
Can you build a model car and power it with a mousetrap? How far can you make it go?
Join other youth to design, build, test and compete in your County's Mousetrap Car Challenge. And, if your car qualifies, it's on to the 4-H State Activities Day! May 20th competition, at Manchester Community College! (You do not have to be a 4-H member. Open to individuals or teams ages 8–18.) *Participants must compete in a County qualifying event, in order to qualify to compete in the State 4-H Activities Day Challenge on May 20th.
Inventors, Engineers, Makers, Educators and Volunteers -
Click HERE for more information.
Questions? Contact Claes Thelemarck - firstname.lastname@example.org (603-447-3834)
Join 4-H and the Elkins Fish &
Game Club for a
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Elkins Fish & Game Club Lake-a-thon
Pleasant Lake, Elkins NH
New Hampshire 4-H is sponsoring the Youth Division of the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Elkins Fish & Game Club's 5th Annual Lake-a-Thon! Youth must build, decorate and paddle their own boat but adult supervision is suggested to promote safety and design consultation.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!|