Education Programs at Hubbard Brook: An Overview
Science education is integral to the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, from K–12 to graduate school and informal education experiences.
Our key programs include:
Zoom-A-Scientist Program: Bring a “real live scientist” into your classroom using the power of videoconferencing. The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation’s Zoom-a-Scientist program links environmental scientists with K-12 classrooms for live, interactive presentations about topics including salamander evolution, migratory birds, ice storms, forest ecology, and water cycle science. For more information and to sign up, email educator Brendan Leonardi: firstname.lastname@example.org
- K–12 Classroom Resources: The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation's Environmental Literacy Program links Hubbard Brook science, data, and "ecosystem thinking" to middle and high school classrooms in the northeastern US and beyond. The ELP program includes classroom materials, data-based lessons, and professional development opportunities for teachers. A children's book, Seeking the Wolf Tree, written by Hubbard Brook scientist Natalie Cleavitt is a valuable resrouce. Classroom resources related to Seeking the Wolf Tree are included here. Advanced high school or undergraduate readings and exercises are available in the NEW Online Book: A Synthesis of Scientific Research at Hubbard Brook.
Schoolyard Science: We are piloting a suite of activities we call “Hubbard Brook in a Box” that support teachers in engaging their students in hands-on inquiry projects in their school yards and neighborhoods. Track spring and fall phenology with your students and compare your data to the long-term records at Hubbard Brook! For more information, please email Amey Bailey: email@example.com.
- Waterviz: Waterviz is a set of novel data visualization and sonification tools that can be used in classrooms to engage art, music, and science students with real data and concepts related to the water cycle. Hydrologic data captured at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest are transmitted to the internet and used to drive a computer model that calculates and displays all the components of the water cycle in real time
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Hubbard Brook Research Foundation sponsors two NSF REU internships during the summer.
- Field trips and tours: Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and USDA Forest Service staff conduct tours of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to professional and student groups and speak or arrange speakers for public and professional audiences by request.
"HBRF should continuing to make real data available that our students can analyze to answer real questions about ecosystems and watersheds."
- J. Bartlett, NH Middle School Teacher
For more information on the Education Programs at Hubbard Brook, please contact Anthea Lavallee at the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-432-1042 (HBRF office).