Schoolyard SITES

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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.