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Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Teachers in Southeast Washington have dug for artifacts, consulted with virtual reality engineers and climate scientists, and brainstormed solutions to climate change issues, all as part of a state-wide climate science education initiative. ESD 123 has partnered with...

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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...

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Engaging educators with climate success stories

Engaging educators with climate success stories

NCESD 171 hosted Environmental Chemist and Whitman Professor, Frank Dunnivant for a seminar and Q&A sessions with educators on Wednesday, March 20th. More than 50 attended the seminar to hear about the complex environmental issues people have successfully...

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Species & Ecosystems

Species & Ecosystems

In ESD 113, on March 20th, 23 teachers learned about the climate impacts to keystone species like salmon and orcas. They read an article on the salmon/orca relationship, explored relevant data, and heard from Climate Change Coordinator for the Dept. of Fish and...

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Science For Special Education

Science For Special Education

30 Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Para pros, Science, & STEM Teachers met at ESD 105 on March 14, 2019. Participants experienced a NGSS immersion experience, then made sense of guiding assumptions and principles from “A Framework for K-12 Science...

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Eastside Informal Science Educators Meeting

Eastside Informal Science Educators Meeting

21 informal science educators from ESD 101 and ESD 123 met to learn more about climate science efforts in the region and state and their potential role in that work. Led by Elizabeth Schmitz, OSPI, Tammie Schrader, ESD 101 and Georgia Boatman, ESD 123 they spent the...

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Jan
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2020
8:30 am Climate Science Series for Grade... @ Capital Region ESD 113
Climate Science Series for Grade... @ Capital Region ESD 113
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
How do high school students’ ideas about climate science compare to the general public? HS Science teachers will be engaged in phenomena and problems that integrate core ideas of Earth Systems Science (ESS2, ESS3), Physical[...]
Jan
24
Fri
2020
all-day Zombie Guacamole: School Yards
Zombie Guacamole: School Yards
Jan 24 all-day
Washington Green Schools will be hosting a training that helps local teachers to connect their classroom learning to their school yards using the Zombie Guacamole program. The focus will be on leveraging school grounds to[...]
9:00 am Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Earth Systems and Changes project brings together K-5 Elementary teachers from Southeast Washington to experience field observation learning at the Mid-Columbia Bones Research Center and to understand Earth systems, changes, climate science in the context  of[...]
Jan
29
Wed
2020
all-day Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Climate Science for HS Teachers,... @ Sumner School District Office
Jan 29 all-day
How do high school students’ ideas about climate science compare to the general public? HS Science teachers will be engaged in phenomena and problems that integrate core ideas of Earth Systems Science (ESS2, ESS3), Physical[...]
Jan
30
Thu
2020
all-day Elementary NGSS Climate Science ... @ Various Locations
Elementary NGSS Climate Science ... @ Various Locations
Jan 30 all-day
Online PLC using Zoom – 90 minutes Continuing to learn about Ambitious Science Teaching and working together to implement the practices. September 24, 2019 October 22, 2019 November 12, 2019 December 10, 2019 January 14,[...]
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Sat
2020
all-day Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Chief Leschi School Science PD T...
Feb 1 all-day
The outcome of this professional learning series is to prepare students to thrive in multiple cultural contexts. Advocate for school science programs that support Chief Leschi Schools & tribal missions. “Rooted in traditional values, Chief[...]