About Follow a Researcher®

Follow a Researcher® connects youth with UMaine graduate students conducting fieldwork in remote locations!

Using technology and social media, Follow a Researcher® connects K–12 classrooms with research as it is being conducted around the globe. The program gives students a glimpse into a scientist’s world by providing live expedition updates and facilitating communication between the youth and scientist through weekly Twitter chats and videos describing the research aligned with Next Generation Science Standards Practices.

The program also provides recommendations for educators on related demonstrations and experiential learning activities.

Follow a Researcher flowchart

More information is also available by contacting Greg Kranich, 207.581.3292, or email UMaineFAR@Maine.edu.

Highlights from Expedition 3: Antarctica!