Inspired Learning through Scientific Inquiry
We support teachers in obtaining research experience in order to more effectively explain scientific topics to their middle and high school students.
research experiences for teachers (RET)
RET is a summer program that provides a community for educators to learn about and implement research, as well help each other design ways to incorporate important subjects into their classroom curriculum. Teachers work on research projects guided by faculty mentors and graduate students.
The RET summer research experience includes regular meetings and socials for teachers to share the progress of their work. School year follow-up to support the integration of the summer research experience and inquiry-based activities within the curriculum is also provided.
Plymouth State University hosts a series of hydrological workshops through the LoVoTECS network for K-14 educators. Utilizing the Data Discovery Center, these workshops provide an opportunity for teachers and their students to participate in real research experiences through the gathering and analysis of water quality data, promoting important scientific process skills and inquiry.
NH Educational GIS Partnership
The UNH Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technologies Training Center (GTTC) works to promote the understanding and use of geospatial technologies by a wide range of sectors in New Hampshire, including K-12 teachers, academia, state/local/regional/federal government, non-profit groups, small business and volunteers. The GTTC provides instruction on GIS, GPS, Google Earth, and online mapping through a combination of online courses, in-person workshops and free downloadable training materials.