Next Generation Science in the Garden Webinar on Monday, September 28 at 1 pm

On Monday, September 28th at 1 p.m., Whitney Cohen (Education Director from Life Lab) will present a webinar on Next Generation Science in the Garden.  In order to participate, you first need to join the Growing School Gardens community on edWeb. Below is more information on the webinar.  Once you join, you will receive notices of other upcoming webinars related to school gardens.
Monday, Sep. 28 at 1 p.m.
Next Generation Science in the Garden
Presented by Whitney Cohen, Education Director, Life Lab and Lecturer, UC Santa Cruz
In This Session
Let’s put earth and life back into earth and life science! In this webinar, Life Lab’s Whitney Cohen will share how to use a garden as a meaningful context in which students can engage in next generation science and engineering practices to examine disciplinary core ideas and cross-cutting concepts. Where better to explore ecological interdependence, growth and development of organisms, structure and function, adaptation, and the environmental impact of human activity than in an outdoor garden classroom? Whitney will field questions from attendees after her presentation. Formal and informal educators interested in using a garden to enrich science learning and connect to the new Next Generation Science Standards in grades K-5 will benefit from this live, interactive webinar.
To Participate in the Live Session
– This webinar will be recorded and archived in this community for viewing at anytime.
– As a member of the Growing School Gardens community, pre-registration is not required.
– Log in at www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet11 at the scheduled time.
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About the Presenter
Whitney Cohen is the Education Director at Life Lab, a national leader in garden-based education. She presents hands-on workshops and writes activity guides for educators across the country. Whitney also teaches “Teaching Environmental Education” at UC Santa Cruz. Whitney is an educator, lecturer and author with tremendous commitment to, and expertise in, place-based education; student-led inquiry; strategies for engaging a diverse student population; and the intersection between environmental education and the public school system. Follow Whitney on Twitter @lifelabtweets.
This program is co-hosted by the Edible Schoolyard Project, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab.
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