Hands-on learning for citizen scientists

Students in multiple Rochester schools have taken on the roles of citizen scientists, thanks to a partnership with the University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension and the Leitzel Center.
students looking at rain gauge

Through its collaboration with UNH’s Schoolyard Science Investigations by Teachers, Extension Volunteers and Students (Schoolyard SITES), students at five schools are exploring a variety of scientific areas through hands on research and experimentation.

Rochester’s Gonic School students are currently researching local birds’ habitat preferences, while classes at Nancy Loud School and Chamberlain Street School are studying local birds and their feeding preferences. Meanwhile, students at the William Allen and Maple Street Magnet Schools are exploring how precipitation varies as the seasons change.

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