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Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

On February 29th, educators gathered at the Environmental Learning Center right next to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, to explore the subject of Urban Water Systems. This beautiful building is home to high school students from SAMi (Science and Math Institute), and...

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Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

On February 22, educators gathered at Brownsville Elementary School for another great NGSS workshop. Along with two facilitators, the group explored the schoolyard and considered how students might work to address problems right there in their local community spaces...

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Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

On February 8, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to learn about Community Asset Mapping and how it can be used to connect both teachers and students to place. By using online mapping tools and naturalist observation skills, participants...

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Telling the Story of Science

Telling the Story of Science

On February 1, educators gathered at Poulsbo Elementary School on the Kitsap Peninsula. Over the course of the day, groups brainstormed various ways to lead students on a journey through the scientific phenomena in their schoolyards. The workshop began with some free...

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The Engineering Mind

The Engineering Mind

On January 18, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to integrate an understanding of NGSS Engineering Practices into their work with students. Focusing on a puddle at the site, facilitators led the group through an Engineering Design...

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Phenomenal Science!

Phenomenal Science!

On Saturday, January 11, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to dig into NGSS and apply the Science and Engineering Practices to their local environments. After investigating the "schoolyard" for events and processes that might pique...

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2022
2:00 pm Incorporating the School Grounds...
Incorporating the School Grounds...
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rising Star Elementary staff will be getting hands-on with activities that use their green space and wetlands for subject area learning. Presenters: Brad Street Description: Staff will learn about the local ecosystem and how climate[...]
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13
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2022
4:00 pm Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
After two years of struggle, let’s get students engaged in meaningful academic discourse that tends to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and equity. Presenters: Lorianne Donovan-Hermann, Becky Neher Description: Science teaching aims to support students of[...]
Dec
14
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2022
4:00 pm Integrating City and County Clim...
Integrating City and County Clim...
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Interactive Wednesday Webinar Series for Secondary Educators with Experts on Local Climate Change Issues and Opportunities Description: Engage with city, county, and community experts on a range of focus topics over the course of three,[...]
4:00 pm Our Climate is Changing, Why Are...
Our Climate is Changing, Why Are...
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ever wonder how to talk to students about climate change and how to empower them to take action? Presenters: Tammie Schrader, Lorianne Donovan-Hermann, Luke Matlack, Cari Haug Description: Join us for a 4 session series[...]
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15
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2022
4:30 pm 3D NGSS Science: Academy for Hig...
3D NGSS Science: Academy for Hig...
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Supporting High School Teacher Leaders for Change – a Clime Time partnership with PSESD, Bellevue Public Schools, and the Institute for Systems Biology Presenters: Caroline Kiehle, Angie DiLoreto, John Leitzinger,, Meg Town Description: High School[...]
Jan
17
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2023
9:00 am Climate Justice League Interest ...
Climate Justice League Interest ...
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Climate Justice League is a regional cohort of teachers that work together to plan, implement, and reflect on a series of classroom lessons or unit that engages students in climate science learning and issues[...]