Our Growing List of Partners

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

NCMNS postdocs and their staff scientist mentors will work firsthand with Kenan Fellow teachers to develop classroom modules based on citizen science. NCMNS Education Team will provide professional development and support for the teachers during their 3-week externship at the museum. The Museum is the place where the Venn diagram intersects for all of the other organizations affiliated with Students Discover.

Education Team: Liz Baird, Miranda Dowdy, Megan Chesser, Melissa Dowland
Postdocs: Dan Fergus, Terry (Bucky) Gates, Stephanie Schuttler, Julia Stevens
Scientist Mentors: Roland Kays, Julie Horvath, Michelle Trautwein, Julie Urban (Co-PI), Lindsay Zanno

Website: naturalsciences.org/education and naturalsciences.org/nature-research-center

Kenan Fellows Program

KFP is the participating teachers’ first substantive contact with Students Discover. KFP is responsible for managing and supporting the teachers’ fellowships.

Key People: Lisa Hibler, Susan Parry, Craig Tucker

Website: kenanfellows.org

Your Wild Life

YWL will serve as the web interface that will house module materials for participating teachers. The website will be a space to: disseminate curriculum modules, collect data, and serve as a place to develop a community of practice.

Key People: Rob Dunn (PI), Holly Menninger, Lea Shell, Neil McCoy

Website: yourwildlife.org

The Science House

SH will provide professional development and ongoing support to encourage implementation of citizen science curricular modules in classrooms and after-school programs.

Key People: Jason Painter, Scott Ragan, Colleen Karl, Patrick Curley, Regina Barrier, Teresa Cowan

Website: thesciencehouse.org

Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

Alamance-Burlington School System, Duplin County Schools, Durham Public Schools, Madison County Public Schools, Pender County Schools, Pitt County Schools, Wake County Public School System

Teachers from these districts will develop and implement Students Discover modules in middle school classrooms.

Key People: Angela Bost (Co-PI), Paul Domenico


The Friday Institute

The FI project team will formally study the process for moving educational innovations from more ideal settings to a variety of schools and community-based settings where conditions for success may be less favorable.

Key People: Jeni Corn (Co-PI), Chris Dede, Kevin Oliver, Tricia Townsend, Sherry Booth, Lauren Bryant, Malinda Faber, Alex Ramirez

Website: fi.ncsu.edu

GrantProse, Inc.

GP will serve as the external evaluator for Students Discover. They will specifically measure student and teacher outcomes, document institutional change for partners, document dissemination of the project, and assess the potential for future research and use of research results.

Key People: Bill Carruthers, Pamela Lovin, Dave McArthur, Eleanor Enthoven Hasse

Website: grantproseinc.com