Schoolyard SITES

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Bringing Citizen Science to Schools Through Teacher-Volunteer Partnerships


Schoolyard SITES (Schoolyard Science Investigations by Teachers, Extension Volunteers and Students) partners UNH Extension science-based volunteers with NH elementary teachers. Together, they explore, develop, and implement citizen science projects that relate to New Hampshire's natural world and engage elementary students in NGSS-aligned, inquiry projects in the schoolyard.


What is Citizen Science? 

A process by which both professional and volunteer scientists collaborate to investigate the world around them.


Collaborative workshops led by UNH education and citizen science professionals support teacher-volunteer teams design a project for students, as well as contribute to science education improvement research.

Learn more about Schoolyard SITES
Join us for an information session. 

Monday, April 11, 4:00 – 4:30 pm  register

Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.   register

Schoolyard SITES is made possible by the National Science Foundation (NSF Grant No. 1721133) and in partnership with the UNH Leitzel Center.

Teachers

Are you an elementary school teacher interested in collaborating with a UNH Extension science volunteer on a schoolyard citizen science investigation with your students? Learn more

Teachers Apply

Now accepting applications. Review will begin on March 31st on a first come basis.

Volunteers

Are you an Extension volunteer looking to share your passion for nature and work collaboratively with an elementary school teacher to help N. H. children learn science? Learn More

Volunteers Apply

Now accepting applications. Review will begin on March 31st on a first come basis.

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The innovative program partners volunteers with elementary school teachers to support students’ science investigations
The innovative program partners volunteers with elementary school teachers to support students’ science investigations Learn More
Schoolyard SITES brings citizen science to schools through teacher-volunteer partnerships
Schoolyard SITES brings citizen science to schools through teacher-volunteer partnerships Learn More

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Title:   Schoolyard SITES Extension Science Volunteer

Purpose:

Provide expertise in the field of natural resources on a... Learn More
UNH Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Joan and James Leitzel Center, has received a National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-1... Learn More