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Hubbard Brook Environmental Literacy Program

Educators can now use Hubbard Brooks long-term data sets to teach inquiry in their classrooms. J. Wilson, Hubbard Brook Research FoundationSnapshot : One of the Northern Research Station's primary partnerships supporting environmental literacy is with the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, which has the mission of promoting understanding and stewardship of ecosystems through scientific research, long-term monitoring and education.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Barbara McGuinnessAmey Bailey
Susan Cox 
Research Location : New Hampshire
Research Station : Northern Research Station (NRS)
Year : 2011
Highlight ID : 347

Summary

At the Forest Service's Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, the Northern Research Station and Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry are lead partners with the non-governmental Hubbard Brook Research Foundation in statewide efforts to strengthen teachers' abilities to analyze and interpret real ecological data with their students. With partners from across the state, the Foundation's Environmental Literacy Program is creating innovative science inquiry programs for middle and high school educators using data sets and real life examples from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Partnerships with local schools help the program and its partners brainstorm,develop, and test new materials such as New England Common Assessment Practice (NECAP) exams to helps students understand the process of science, not just the results.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • New Hampshire Education and Environment Team
  • Long-Term Ecological Research Network's Schoolyard Program
  • New Hampshire Project Learning Tree
  • New Hampshire Fish and Game
  • The GLOBE Program
  • New Hampshire Project WET
  • New Hampshire Project WILD
  • The HOMES Program
  • New Hampshire Department of Education