The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Education Program is an NSF funded, nonprofit, collaborative organization dedicated to best practices and leading advancements in the training, teaching, and learning about the Earth’s ecosystems. Because LTER sites are able to maintain a persistent presence in the community over many years, researchers and education specialist are able to develop long-lasting relationships with local and regional educators and their students. Working in partnership with teachers and university faculty, they develop science curriculum materials that draw on the sites’ extensive data resources, provide immersive research experiences for teachers and undergraduate students, and give many curious young minds their first chance to poke around in nature and start finding their own answers.
Webinar series on 21st century field education
Into the Woods and Back Again: Former Harvard Forest REU Student Fiona Jevon Returns to Mentor New Undergrads
2017 REU opportunities
Baltimore Public Schools to Incorporate BES Science
Art and Humanities LTER Programs Build Empathy for Nature