The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership has two exciting programs coming up for middle and high school teachers interested in learning more about climate science. Please join us, virtually!
This four-part series of online workshops bringing together MSU scientists and Michigan-based classroom teachers to build climate science knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching about climate science and climate change. Topics provide background knowledge helpful to facilitating the En-ROADS Climate Interactive tool with students.
The series, hosted by K-12 Partnership educators Joelyn de Lima and Kara Haas, begins Thursday, Jan. 28, and registration is required. Choose to participate in one, two, three, or all four workshops.
- Climate Science Basics, presented by Lindsey Kemmerling | Recording| Participant Evaluation
- Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems, presented by Dr. Phil Robertson | Recording| Participant Evaluation
- Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Natural Resources, presented by Dr. Bruno Basso | Recording| Participant Evaluation
- Clean Energy from Greener Crops, presented by Dr. Carolina Córdova | Recording| Participant Evaluation
Climate Science Resources, a custom curated Padlet with presentations, recordings, videos, book recommendations, lessons and more.
Watch the recordings, earn stipend (by April 15, 2021)! An hourly stipend is available for Michigan in-service K-12 teachers, even if you were unable to participate in person, please watch the recordings (linked above or on the Padlet), complete the program evaluations and submit for payment.
The series is funded by the KBS Long-term Ecological Research program, supported by the National Science Foundation.
How Plants Respond to Climate Change: Classroom Datasets from Harvard Forest and the KBS LTER
Plants play a key role in climate change—through photosynthesis, they capture carbon from the air and store it in their cells. But they also respond to climate, and can be indicators of this change.
The program took place on Feb. 11, 2021, over 50 middle and high school teachers in Michigan and New England participated. Hearing from scientists about cutting-edge climate change research, gain access to resources and datasets, practice data analysis, and connect with exemplary science educators in their areas. Did you miss it? Here’s the Main Session Recording and resources available in a Google folder.
Michigan teachers can earn two Michigan State Continuing Education Clock Hours, or SCECHs by participating.
This program is funded by the KBS and Harvard Forest Long-term Ecological Research programs, supported by the National Science Foundation.
About the KBS K-12 Partnership
The KBS K-12 Partnership provides teachers in-depth exposure to research topics in environmental science and training to teach inquiry-based science at the elementary and secondary levels. Many thanks to our supporting grant and funder: the KBS Long-term Ecological Research program, an NSF-funded program.
Kara Haas is the Kellogg Biological Station’s Science Education and Outreach Coordinator, science education doctoral student, and coordinator on the Teaching Science Outdoors – Urban Partnerships project at Michigan State University.