Category Archives: Ed Workforce URM

IMPROVING COMMUNITY AND K-12 UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGEMENT IN EARTH SCIENCES IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERSHED THROUGH PLACE-BASED LEARNING MODULES – KATHERINE STRAUB, SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY, PENNSYLVANIA

The Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) at Susquehanna University (SU) was founded to increase collaborative research and outreach on freshwater ecology in Pennsylvania. FRI staff collaborate with SU and regional higher ed faculty and students, state agencies, and nonprofits to assess and restore the ecological health of local watersheds. Through this project, FRI will offer a…
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RISE UP TO RISING TIDES – VICTORIA HERRMANN, THE ARTIC INSTITUTE

Residents of Tutuila, America Samoa have noted that their primary concern about preparing for climate change was not additional hard infrastructure but rather more education and outreach about the basics of climate change and the relationship atmospheric and earth sciences have to cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and biological sciences. This project will create a long-term,…
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‘SPACE IS COOL’- STUDENT OUTREACH AND EDUCATION THROUGH SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS ON COMMERCIAL SPACECRAFT – HOWARD TODD SMITH, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

This program is focused on using commercial spacecraft to open the scientific world to public school students who would otherwise not have extensive exposure to the scientific community. The intention is to develop and fly a student scientific experiment on the Blue Origin New Shepard commercial suborbital spacecraft, engaging the entire PS185 (Brooklyn, NY) Elementary…
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CEMADEN EDUCATION: NETWORK OF SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES FOR DISASTER RISK PREVENTION – RACHEL TRAJBER, CENTRO NACIONAL DE MONITORAMENTO E ALERTAS DE DESASTRES NATURAIS, BRAZIL

The project aims to engage communities around schools in areas at risk for socio-environmental disasters and increase their perception of the potential risk. Through sharing scientific knowledge to aid their protection, sustainability and resilience, these communities will be able to better practice citizen science. This will be accomplished through two seminars with 200 school in…
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TAKING WETLAND CONSERVATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LOIS OYINDAMOLA EWENLA, LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

Although Lagos State has an abundance of aquatic resources, wetland ecology is not a well-promoted subject in secondary schools. This project would engage secondary school students in twelve schools in outreach programs coinciding with major environmental days. The outreach programs will include both a lecture component and printed materials, such as pamphlets, encouraging students to…
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