Learning Ecosystems Northeast
LENE leverages components of many GMRI educational opportunities.
Across all of our educational efforts at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, we've created compelling curriculum resources targeting middle school learners. Through our resources, …
In classrooms, it is more important than ever that students have access to authentic science experiences and content that build a strong foundation for them …
Across our education efforts we work to support teachers and educators with professional learning experiences that serve to help them engage students in more authentic …
A unique opportunity for students to engage in critical elements of the scientific process: the writing, peer review, and publication of results.
GMRI and its science center partners are developing ways to engage science center visitors in data-rich investigations of changing ecosystems using locally relevant examples. This …
What is Learning Ecosystems Northeast?
Learning Ecosystems Northeast (LENE) is a NASA-funded collaborative partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), 4-H, Maine State Libraries, Wabanaki Youth in Science, Gateway Community Services, and science centers across the Northeast. LENE supports a network of regional learning ecosystems called Connected Learning Ecosystems (CLE) focused on building partnerships and pathways that provide youth with opportunities to engage in locally relevant climate connected learning experiences.
What are Connected Learning Ecosystems, what do members do, and how do I join one?
Connected Learning Ecosystems (CLEs) are peer communities of formal and informal educators and learning experience designers who are working together to build a climate literate generation. They gather locally and virtually to learn with and from one another in order to increase everyone’s (youth and adults) comfort and confidence around climate change topics while they work towards the collaborative implementation of ideas that arise in their ongoing conversations. One of the goals of CLEs is to work together to engage youth in place-based, locally relevant investigations of ecosystems and climate change that are connected across formal and informal learning spaces.
This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant number NNX16AB94A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).