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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 Outside,

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.

Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

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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
Project Updated 08/07/2016