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KEEPERS for Teachers:
New Ideas & Approaches

Who lives in a Watershed?
Dr. Anne Lightbody puts that question to KEEPERSSM campers.
What kinds of problems do Civil Engineers solve? Dr. Erin Bell sets out to answer that question.

carmelinaIn the KEEPERS for TEACHERSSM program, Carmelina Cestrone is tracking student interest. She's also collecting new ideas for science teaching. Read more... (pdf)

Meet KEEPERS Teachers℠
Abby Hatfield and Matt Endrizzi

Meet Abby Hatfield, physical science teacher and science dept. chair at Newmarket H.S., and Matt Endrizzi, science teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. Matt and Abby, along with guest faculty from UNH's College of Eng. & Phys. Sciences, teach KEEPERSSM camp.

KEEPERSSM is a weeklong half-day summer camp for students entering grades 2-5. It introduces early-schoolers to hand-on engineering challenges.

As a teacher and former researcher, Matt sees KEEPERSSM as a wonderful STEM camp: "The kids learn through experimentation as they ask questions, measure, calculate, design, and build." What motivates them as teachers? "Observing a learning moment," says Abby. "It's what we look for." And both have seen many learning moments… Read more… (pdf)

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Abby Hatfield and Matt Endrizzi



(Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science)

KEEPERS 2016 will be held on:
July 11-15, July 18-22, and July 25-29.
Registration will open in late February 2016.

If you would like to be notified about KEEPERS 2016,
email Sandy Coit (

Located on-campus at the University of New Hampshire in Durham,
KEEPERS for Kids
SMprovides a weeklong, half-day camp experience involving hands-on, minds-on challenges set up for campers entering grades 2-5. The activities develop inquiry and design skills through engineering challenges. Each day's programming is accomplished with experienced teachers and UNH faculty (and their graduate students) from Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering.

KEEPERSSM for Teachers ($300/week)
To register for KEEPERS for Teachers, contact Sandy Coit.
(For maximum involvement, we limit the number of teachers to 3 per week.)

KEEPERS for TeachersSM is a one-week professional development experience for K-8 teachers, held in conjunction with KEEPERS for KidsSM camp. Throughout the week, teachers attend KEEPERS for KidsSM camp from 8:30-12:30, interacting with campers and staff while learning about the design process, gauging student understanding, testing, and making literature connections. Each day after camp, teachers are invited to stay to discuss the day's events with the KEEPERSSM lead teachers.

Teacher participants are given a large notebook with the KEEPERSSM curriculum and activities, and a certificate verifying the professional development hours they completed. They are encouraged to use the curriculum in their classrooms and after-school or summer engineering camps. The Leitzel Center can assist with the alignment of engineering faculty or graduate students who might visit and mentor teachers on incorporating this program into their school or community.

The University of New Hampshire seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive youth program experience for all participants. Reasonable accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, Section 504 and applicable state law, may be requested to support participation of individuals with disabilities in youth camps and other youth activities. If an accommodation is needed for any reason, please contact Cathy Leach, Summer Youth Programs, 603-862-3266 (phone); TTY Users: 7-1-1 (Relay NH); or Accommodation request determinations are made on a case by case basis. Accommodation requests should be made at the time of registration, or as soon as possible thereafter to allow sufficient time for consideration and implementation.

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