Connecting Classrooms and Community
with the Health Sciences
In this five-year initiative, Montshire science educators and four Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) research teams will collaborate to create outreach programs for students in grades 5-8 located in rural Vermont and New Hampshire schools. Montshire educators will deliver programs reflecting topics of the DMS research teams.
Montshire's educators will also adapt the school-based programming to include special family activities and presentations for museum visitors.
The objectives of the project are to:
The four project modules will be:
1. How Family and Environment Influence Adolescent Diet, Activity, and Obesity, with Dr. Madeline Dalton, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Community and Family Medicine and Director, Hood Center for Children and Families and Dr. Meghan Longacre, Investigator, Community Health Research Program, Hood Center for Children and Families.
2. Effects of Media on Teen Perceptions of Alcohol and Tobacco, with Dr. James Sargent, Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine.
3. Safe Practices Regarding Exposure to Solar Radiation, with Dr. Ardis Olson, Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Family Medicine.
4. Investigating the Brain: Understanding the Anatomy of the Brain and How to Keep It Healthy, with Dr. Ann-Christine Duhaime, Professor of Surgery, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Community and Family Medicine.
P.I. Greg DeFrancis, Director of Education, Montshire Museum of Science
September 30, 2009 - September 29, 2014
Source: Science Education Partnership Award, National Center for Research Resources, NIH.
Montshire Museum of Science