UNH getting grant to work with schools on science education

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has received a National Science Foundation Discovery Research grant to improve science education in the state’s secondary schools.

Elementary school teachers and UNH’s Cooperative Extension science volunteers would be brought together for a community-based professional development partnership.

Together with a UNH interdisciplinary team of experts, teachers and volunteers will learn how to design and implement locally relevant, community-based citizen science projects with elementary school students.

The program will focus on teachers in grades 2 through 5 and volunteers with a background in life or earth science. The Rochester school district is the first to partner with the team.

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