Climate change is happening. How can we engage our students in learning more about—and measuring—the effects of shifting conditions on our natural resources? Come to this workshop to test some new field investigations for middle and high school students. These are all outdoor activities students can use to investigate their schoolyards and other areas, to understand how climate change is affecting wildlife, plants, and habitats. The lessons offer ways to apply NGSS science practices, integrate STEM and environmental literacy with other disciplines, inspire stewardship actions and participate in citizen science, and get outside!
When: August 14, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD.
Presented by: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Delaware, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and more partners— offered a s part of the multi-organization collaborative work among non-formal environmental education providers through MADE CLEAR ( Maryland and Delaware Climate, Education and Research); and funded by the National Science Foundation.
Who can participate? The workshop is open to Maryland and Delaware classroom teachers and non-formal environmental educators who work with their local schools. It is intended for middle and high school level educators who already have some background knowledge about the basic principals of climate change, as we will focus more on the field activities and little on the background science information. We will be asking participants during the workshop for constructive feedback to help refine the activities. Teachers who attend for the full day are eligible for $100 stipend; DE teachers can also earn 6.5 clock hours. Lunch will be provided for all.
To register, please visit: tinyurl.com/climateinthefield. We have space for only 20 participants. There is no fee charged - please register only if you will attend.