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Follow a Researcher™

University of Maine’s Follow a Researcher™ Program: Using Graduate Student Field Research as a Framework to Incorporate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Practices in the K-12 Classroom

December 2016
By Lynn Kaluzienski, Catherine Hamley, Charles Rodda, Gregory Kranich, Laura Wilson

Follow a Researcher™ is an innovative University of Maine 4-H program that connects youth with a graduate student who is conducting field research in a remote location. Using technology and social media, K-12 classrooms have an unprecedented opportunity to get to know a student researcher. Youth engage in the research process and witness NGSS Science and Engineering Practices in action.

Follow a Researcher poster presentation

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Kaluzienski, Lynn; Hamley, Catherine; Rodda, Charles; Kranich, Gregory; Wilson, Laura (2016): University of Maine’s Follow a Researcher™ Program: Using Graduate Student Field Research as a Framework to Incorporate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Practices in the K-12 Classroom. Presented at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December. figshare.


Previous Follow a Researcher™ Expeditions

Researcher in Peru wearing hard hat, sunglasses, and scarf
Expedition 1: Peru

Kit Hamley
Expedition 2:
Falkland Islands


For more information about Follow a Researcher™, contact us at 800.287.0274 or 581.3877 or email UMaineFAR@Maine.edu.


Follow a Researcher™ is a program of the University of Maine’s
Cooperative Extension and Climate Change Institute.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and 4-H logo Climate Change Institute

With support from the Maine 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.


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