Developing Inquiry-based Projects For Elementary School Students
An introduction to schoolyard and backyard data collection for K-6 teachers

With an unprecedented school year in front of us, Tin Mountain Conservation Center is offering one day
workshops for K-6 teachers on developing place-based science projects.

When: 8:00am- 12:00 pm, August 13th OR 14th (you choose)
Who: K-3 and 4-6 teachers, Groups of 8 teachers per session*
Where: TMCC, 1245 Bald Hill Rd, Albany NH 03818
How: Register via phone by July 27: 603-447-6991

Topics to be covered:
1. Understanding Inquiry-based Learning (methodology, pedagogical practices)
2. Resources for teachers and students (tools, strategies, activities)
3. Establishing designated study plots (protocols, procedures, materials)
4. Group and risk management while outdoors (engagement, safety)
5. Building assessments of student competency (observational and project-based assessments)
Tin Mountain will plan to alter the scope of training based on state orders and SAU/ MSAD decisions this
August. If school is in session we will focus on school-yard habitats and projects. If students are
engaged in remote-learning the focus will shift to backyard and remote inquiry projects.*

TMCC workshops will follow CDC and state guidelines and best practices for social distancing. In the
event of a change in state orders this workshop may be moved to an online training.


Tin Mountain Conservation Center offers various science related teacher workshops from time to time, full of helpful information and activity ideas to bring back to your classroom. If you are interested in having Tin Mountain lead a workshop at your school, please contact Education Director Phaedra Demers at pdemers(at)

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Birds, Amphibians, Trees & Plants, Geology, Glaciation, and Water Ecology.

Most TMCC Nature Programs can be taken to satisfy Continuing Education Credits/Units. Contact Phaedra Demers with questions.