UMaine Researchers Connect With Classrooms Through Field Research
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s interactive Follow a Researcher® program connects youth with graduate students conducting fieldwork in remote locations around the world.
As the program has grown, so has the audience. Classrooms across New England and beyond followed University of Maine graduate student Charles Rodda on his research trip to Peru, UMaine graduate researcher Kit Hamley as she traveled to the Falkland Islands, Ph.D. student Lynn Kaluzienski as she visited the McMurdo Shear Zone in Antarctica, and, most recently, Ph.D. student Tyler Van Kirk as he studied invasive species along the coast of Maine. And, while classrooms throughout the country follow along via Twitter, some local students are also able to meet the researchers during visits to UMaine.
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