NAAEE Spokane 2018
Climate Science Education
We gathered to share climate science education resources. NOAA shared the new ready-to-use resources available at NOAA Education and CLEAN Network. The Quinault Tribe and School shared their work partnerships work to get students involved in tribal natural resources projects. We learned to use Pacific Education Institute’s Performance Task on Ocean Acidification. As well as how to use tools from the National Climate Assessment report to teach students about understanding the stories behind data tables.
Educating for a Green Economy
The Pacific Education Institute hosted a panel to present the new report on the gaps in workforce data with recommendations for educators, discuss work to connect K–12 education with pathways to skills for green economy jobs- removing barriers to access among under-resourced and under-represented communities, and showcase student work that exemplifies ways to engage students in the future green economy. Student Jackson from Colton High School presented his work to increase carbon sequestration on his farm through no-till farming, cover crops and other experimental techniques.
Students can do real science!
Students from: Colton High School, Virginia Grainger Elementary, Chewelah Alternative, Colville Junior High School, Olympic Middle School and the teacher and natural resource scientist from the Quinault tribe and school presented their science, climate and environmental projects.
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Dan Tedor organized student teams with support from E3 Washington.