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Harvard Forest Schoolyard LTER

Main Project Information
Goal Learn about and initiate ecology research in the classroom
Task Collect data on important long-term ecological issues.
Where Massachusetts, United States of America

The Harvard Forest is part of a national network of sites that supports K-12 teachers and students in hands-on ecological research.

In the Harvard Forest Schoolyard LTER program, teachers learn about and initiate ecology research in their classrooms and schoolyards. Students learn to collect data on important long-term ecological issues and processes. Student data are then shared on the Harvard Forest website.

[From the Harvard Forest website]

How to Join

You must be a K-12 educator or a student. This project is a partnership between schools and Harvard Forest. If you would like to participate, please contact Pamela Snow at

More information can be found at the Harvard Forest website.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At school
Media Mentions
and Publications
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Project Updated 05/23/2018