STEM Seminar: A Taste of Food Waste (Western Washington Cohort)

Date

Apr 30 2024

Time

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for educators in ESD 114, 113, 112, 121, 189. Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change and climate justice has and will impact their community. Analyze and interpret recent climate science data with a climate scientist and lecturer from the University of Washington and progress understanding on the most salient climate change indicators in Western Washington. In this STEM Seminar, teachers will explore their own relationships with waste. While investigating the complexities of waste and justice as exacerbated by climate change and what action they can take with their students.

Teachers will leave this training with increased preparedness to facilitate climate science and climate justice-focused activities using the science & engineering practices of developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data and developing explanations and designing solutions. Teachers will learn from professionals in their region who are doing work to combat this climate change impact in an effort to prepare them with resources to spur action in their community.

STEM Clock Hours:
Teachers will receive 10 STEM Clock Hours upon completion of the STEM Seminar experience.

Dates
Tue, February 27 – Tue, March 12, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Asynchronous Work (Canvas)

Tue, March 12, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Zoom

March 12-26, 2024
5:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Asynchronous Work (Canvas)

Tue, March 26, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Zoom

Tue, March 26 – Tue, April 30 2024
5:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Asynchronous Work (Canvas)

Tue, April 30, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Zoom

All session will take place on Zoom and have asynchronous course work on Canvas in between sessions.

Speakers