Schoolyard SITES

Bringing Citizen Science to Schools Through Teacher-Volunteer Partnerships

We bring together two groups of educators - elementary school teachers (formal) and UNH Cooperative Extension science volunteers (informal) - to create a community-based professional development partnership that improves educators’ self-efficacy, science content knowledge, and instructional practice.

Together, with an interdisciplinary team of education experts, the teacher and UNH Extension science volunteers will learn how to design and implement appropriate, NGSS-aligned science lessons with elementary school students through locally relevant community-based, citizen science projects.

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

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Schoolyard SITES: A new professional development model

Attention Elementary Teachers, School Administrators or Extension Volunteers

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