Education Programs at Hubbard Brook: An Overview
Science education is integral to the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, from K–12 to graduate school and informal education experiences. Some of our key programs include:
- Waterviz: Waterviz is a set of novel data visualization and sonification tools that can be used in classrooms to engage art, music, and science students with real data and concepts related to the water cycle. Hydrologic data captured at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest are transmitted to the internet and used to drive a computer model that calculates and displays all the components of the water cycle in real time.
- K–12 Classroom Resources: Environmental Literacy Program (ELP): The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation's Environmental Literacy Program links Hubbard Brook science, data, and "ecosystem thinking" to middle and high school classrooms in the northeastern US and beyond. The ELP program includes classroom materials, data-based lessons, and professional development opportunities for teachers.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and Plymouth State University run a site-wide REU program during the summer. Hubbard Brook scientists from many different institutions serve as faculty mentors to REU students.
- Research Assistanships for High School Students (RAHSS): High school students from the towns surrounding the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, including Lincoln, Woodstock, Campton, and Plymouth, have participated in summer research assistantships through the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.
- Research Experiences for Teachers (RET): Each summer a new cohort of middle and high school teachers participates in the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study. RET participants help bring Hubbard Brook science and data into classrooms across New Hampshire.
- Field trips and tours: Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and USDA Forest Service staff conduct tours of the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to professional and student groups and speak or arrange speakers for public and professional audiences by request.
"HBRF should continuing to make real data available that our students can analyze to answer real questions about ecosystems and watersheds."
- J. Bartlett, NH Middle School Teacher
For more information on the Education Programs at Hubbard Brook, please contact Anthea Lavallee at the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-432-1042 (HBRF office).