Innovative Education and Community Science

The Stone Living Lab Education and Community Engagement Program is developing innovative education and community science programs that facilitate inclusive hands-on research activities and place-based education. Whether you are an educator, student, researcher, or a community member looking to participate in scientific studies, we invite you to find out more.

Funding for this program was generously provided by the JAMES M. AND CATHLEEN D. STONE FOUNDATION AND THE CABOT CORPORATION.
Education Boston Harbor Island
National Park Service ranger and volunteer vegetation inspecting
Get Involved Now! Community Science

Community science (also known as citizen science) mobilizes local communities to collect data and answer scientific questions. Our community science projects invite local residents to explore the issues that most concern them by posing and answering key research questions, collecting data, and analyzing and communicating the results. We are working with residents, classrooms, and community groups to investigate how climate change is affecting Boston and what kinds of strategies we can use to adapt to these changes. Click the button below to learn more about our community science projects and how to get involved.

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Coming Soon! K-12 Programs

The Lab’s K-12 education programs will use Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park as a classroom with the goal of providing place-based learning experiences for students. These opportunities are currently in development.

For more information about the Lab’s work, and to learn about other education programs in Boston Harbor and on the islands, contact us!