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January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am – January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon
WA 98273-9668
Susan Wood
(360) 428-1066

Free workshop for climate science educators, curriculum specialists and professional development providers

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) explicitly includes the topic of global climate change in grade bands 6–8 and 9–12. The inclusion of this important Earth system science topic and underlying concepts has far-reaching implications for curriculum and instruction design and implementation, and teacher professional learning. Educators are embracing the need to help their learners build an understanding of the science underlying climate change, including causes, effects, and solutions. How can we support educators to integrate climate change into their classroom instruction?

This two-day workshop will prepare educators with a deeper conceptual understanding of the science, and the pedagogical knowledge and skills to teach NGSS-aligned climate science to middle and high school students. Included in the workshop will be opportunities to learn and gain experience with:

  • evidence-based pedagogy about effective ways to teach based on how people learn,
  • using local climate-change-related phenomena as a focus for student investigations,
  • increasing student’s skills in accessing and using data in authentic ways,
  • climate science concepts including: photosynthesis and respiration, carbon cycles, pH and ocean acidification,
  • effects of a changing climate on our local ecosystems, economies, and communities.

Participants receive:

  • Ocean Sciences Sequence curriculum
  • Free clock hour credit
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Overnight accommodations available in Padilla Bay’s guesthouse


Email Susan Wood, (360) 428-1066