UMaine 4-H offering new “Follow a Researcher” opportunity for classrooms

The University of Maine is once again gearing up for a Follow a ResearcherTM expedition!  Follow a ResearcherTM is an innovative University of Maine 4-H program that connects youth with a graduate student while the graduate student is conducting field research in a remote location. This October the program is going to Antarctica with Lynn, a PhD student at the University of Maine, to study ice and glacial movement.  Lynn’s project involves Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and lots of modeling and numbers.

The program is offered at no cost to educators.

As with prior expeditions (which are still online, so teachers can still feel free to use the videos and check out the Twitter conversations), videos will be released detailing Lynn’s expedition based on the Next Generation Science Standards Practices, demonstrating for students how the processes of science they are learning in school are really the methods that researchers do use.

There will be suggested demonstrations and activities provided, but the university would like to hear more about how teachers incorporate Follow a ResearcherTM into their classrooms. Please consider sharing your input by emailing

For more information, including how to sign up to receive program updates, click here or email