Date(s) - 02/11/2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Who: Middle and high school teachers in Michigan and New England
What: Plants play a key role in climate change – through photosynthesis they capture carbon from the air and capture it in their cells. But they also respond to climate, and can be indicators of this change. Let’s talk about current climate science and increase data literacy while getting experience with Data Nuggets! Data Nuggets are free classroom resources, co-designed by scientists and teachers, designed to build data literacy through analysis and visualization of authentic data. We’ll learn about the research from the Harvard Forest and KBS scientists, work independently on the Data Nuggets (choose 1).
When: Thursday, February 11th , 3-5pm EST
Where: Online via Zoom, Main session recording.
Thank you so much for your participation in the Data Nuggets LTER cross-site workshop last week! We were thrilled to have had over 50 teachers participate!
- Resources folder in Google
- Data Nuggets
- Data Classroom: data visualization platform for education, check out these free Digital Data Nuggets
- Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) network: resources for K-12 teachers
- Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership
- Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology
- Long-Term Ecological Research
If you participated, please complete the evaluation: https://forms.gle/7a5FhYdY66EXueVUA
We really value your feedback so we can improve future Cross-site Data Nugget workshops. We covered a lot of ground and had many moving parts, so we need you to help us discern what worked and what could be improved. The more specific and complete your comments, the more helpful they are to us :).
Continuing Ed/ Professional Development Credits (No fee): Michigan Teachers: Please complete this form to apply for SCECHs
What’s in it for me: Hear from scientists about cutting-edge climate change research, gain access to resources and datasets, practice data analysis, and connect with exemplary science educators in your area. Be one the first 35 teachers to register by Feb. 1 and you will receive a goody bag via mail! Goodies include stickers, printed copies of the Data Nuggets, candy, data collection activity, and more! (For Michigan and Mass. teachers, there is the extra bonus of 2 continuing education credits.
Funded by: KBS and Harvard Forest Long-term Ecological Research Programs, supported by the National Science Foundation
Highlighted Data Nuggets:
1. Harvard Forest (Massachusetts) – A window into a tree’s world (Neil Pederson and Elicia Andrews)
2. Kellogg Biological Station (Michigan) – Springing forward (scientists: Mark Hammond, Jen Lau, Meredith Zettlemoyer, Teacher Shaun Davis)