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Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

CASTL teachers attended a three-day institute (June 30, 31 and Feb 7) exploring climate impacts on the Southern Resident Killer Whales to better understand the teaching innovations needed to support students with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers then...
Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health

In late March, a dozen teachers from Puget Sound ESD gathered at the Tacoma Nature Center to learn about how human health is impacted by climate change locally. After grappling with some of the latest data on regional air quality and climate change, teachers engaged...
Floods & Droughts

Floods & Droughts

In ESD 121, on March 22, 2019, fourteen teachers gathered at the WSU Stormwater Center to learn about how climate is impacting floods and droughts in the region. Teachers received a tour of the campus fish lab where scientists explore the impact of stormwater...
Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On February 2nd, 22 teachers and educators spent the morning at Cascade View Elementary School in Tukwila learning and practicing how the use of crosscutting concepts and climate related standards can be supported...
Engineering in Community

Engineering in Community

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On January 26th 24 teachers met at King County South Treatment Plant in Renton and practiced the engineering design process on local stormwater problems, and later applied it to practical small-scale solutions to...
Understanding Urban Water Systems

Understanding Urban Water Systems

As part of the IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD, 12 teachers met at the King County South Wastewater Treatment Plant in Renton to learn and discuss how humans impact the water cycle in urban environments, how climate change is effecting these...
Science in your Schoolyard

Science in your Schoolyard

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD August 25th Workshop At the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, 15 teachers explored NGSS and Science and Engineering Practices in small and large groups with climate connected example phenomena and a related...