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Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Exposing students to real data connected to their lives and their communities is a hallmark of the NGSS science and engineering practices. In the spring of 2021, DOH epidemiologists partnered with a professional development provider from Puget Sound ESD to produce...

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Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

On March 6, 2021, and again on March 13, IslandWood staff and elementary teachers came together on Zoom to explore two science storylines related to local phenological phenomena (say that five times fast!). Teachers of K-2 students explored a storyline related to...

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Community Science

Community Science

On January 16, 2021, and again on May 15, 2021, IslandWood staff, teacher participants, and collaborative partners gathered on Zoom to discuss community-centered science storylines at the secondary level. With support from a high school science teacher/co-facilitator...

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Science in Your Neighborhood

Science in Your Neighborhood

On August 18, 2020, and again with a second cohort on September 19, 2020, IslandWood staff and K-8 teachers came together on Zoom to consider how to make science engaging and meaningful for students in a year when the school communities were turned upside-down. Over...

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Climate Change and Data Visualizations

Climate Change and Data Visualizations

12 amazing teachers spent the week of June 21-25 engaged in a teacher/scientist partnership. The goal of the TSP program is to have scientists share their expertise to deepen the teacher's understanding of the content and learn a little more about how scientists at...

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Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

Land Acknowledgement – a call to action!

By now, many know that the colonization myth we learned in school doesn’t tell the whole story of how the Americas were settled. In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, but what he discovered was not a “New World” — it was once inhabited by millions of...

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Sep
29
Wed
2021
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, teachers will engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of the complexities of heat and wildfire as exacerbated by climate change and what action they can take[...]
Oct
5
Tue
2021
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Oct 5 all-day
Join the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into the role of Washington’s forests in climate change resiliency. Participants will learn about the solutions-oriented learning storyline format, which[...]
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Oct 5 all-day
Join the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into the role of Washington’s forests in climate change resiliency. Participants will learn about the solutions-oriented learning storyline format, which[...]
Oct
6
Wed
2021
9:00 am Climate Summit 2021
Climate Summit 2021
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration now open for Climate Summit 2021! The event is free, open to the public and will be an online experience you don’t want to miss. Learn about the latest climate science, private sector best[...]
Oct
8
Fri
2021
all-day Green Chemistry: Innovation to R...
Green Chemistry: Innovation to R...
Oct 8 all-day
Explore sustainability and green chemistry principles through an asynchronous Canvas Course. The course will guide you through green chemistry career explorations, green replacement labs, available resources and implementation planning. The fully asynchronous Canvas Course is[...]
all-day IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
Oct 8 all-day
Cohort A will meet online the following 2021 dates: 10/9, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/7. For a different set of dates, register for Cohort B: https://www.pdenroller.org/psesd/catalog/135067 Incorporating the schoolyard into your classroom is an essential strategy[...]