Short Course Spotlight: Integrate Local Earth and Environmental Science into Your STEM Curriculum

You still have a few more days to take advantage of the $45 Early-Bird registration fee for the 2018 Environmental Education State Symposium, February 23-24 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. You’ll spend the day with seasoned environmental educators sharing their hands-on activities, exemplary programs and lesson demonstrations. The theme this year is “Green STEM.”
 
To maximize the experience, sign up for an optional Friday short course. These 7-hour workshops spend the whole day focused on one subject. We have five to choose from. Today, we’re spotlighting “Integrate Local Earth and Environmental Science into Your STEM Curriculum,” brought to you by Dr. Don Duggan-Haas and Dr. Rob Ross of the Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY.
 
This is the one that you’ve been waiting for! Learn how to create “virtual fieldwork experiences” (VFEs) that you can use to help ensure that students are in contact with their outdoor environment even when logistically they can’t get outdoors. Through VFEs, you can tie your curriculum to outdoor sites throughout the school year. Students will learn about local sites across the curriculum and understand their community from multiple scientific perspectives.
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP
Grade Level: K-12
Location: LSU Hilltop Arboretum
 
See all of the short course descriptions at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/louisiana-environmental-education-symposium#shortcourses. Register at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/webform/2018-louisiana-environmental-education-state-symposium by Friday, January 26 to receive the special Early-Bird discount.