Bringing Nature into the Classroom – the Science Behind How
Nature Works for Us
This web seminar took place on October 6, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The presenter were Britta Culbertson, Education and Outreach
Manager for the Nature Works Everywhere Program (NWE) at The Nature Conservancy.
This web seminar focused
on the tools available on the
Nature Works Everywhere website, including activity examples and a virtual
tool. Throughout the session, teachers were asked a number of questions about the
ways in which they use their classrooms as nature laboratories, and were given example
exercises to use with their students, such as pointing out pollinator(s) and identifying
impervious surfaces using images. Teachers were then walked through a water filtration
activity, including classroom activities and calculations, and given a tour of the
Gardens Activity Guide available on the Nature Works Everywhere website. The web
seminar concluded with final questions from participants.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center
for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "I was reluctant to teach science beyond the book and quick experiments, but this
and other resources have helped me re-invent myself as a teacher."
- "I love the idea of being able to track your own information about your own garden.
This could be a great tool for my students."
- "I just love learning information that I can use (or pass on to colleagues if the
content doesn't match what I am teaching this year.)"
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by The Nature Conservancy