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Monday, December 11 • 10:25am - 10:55am
Learning Outdoors: Using Nature to Engage Students in STEM (Breakout 1) LIMITED

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Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) are award winning conservation education programs with curricula for PreK-12th grade for both traditional and non traditional classrooms. The interdisciplinary lessons in the curricula focus on teaching students "how to think, not what to think" so they may make connections between natural systems and develop critical thinking skills. PLT uses forests as a window to the world teaching for conceptual understanding surrounding biodiversity, interrelationships, systems, structure and scale, and patterns of change. Project WET uses children's fascination with water to teach that all living things need water, water is a managed natural resource, and that water connects all Earth systems. All Project WET and PLT curricula are NGSS aligned. At this session you will experience the curricula firsthand and learn how you can connect your science classroom to the outdoors to enhance student engagement and learning.

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NE Forest Service

Conservation Education Coordinator, Nebraska Forest Service
I have a passion for getting people outside. Throughout my life I have used nature to engage people in learning complex concepts. Nature always has a lesson to teach. I have worked in conservation education for 9 years in both formal and non-formal settings. I enjoy seeing student's... Read More →

Monday December 11, 2017 10:25am - 10:55am CST
B1 Room, First Floor, South Hallway