EE Week Educator Webinar: Field Investigations and STEM
Original broadcast on March 28, 2012
On March 28, 2012, EE Week partnered with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) to explore how the schoolyard or local public land can provide students with the opportunity to be scientists using the skills and knowledge of inquiry to collect real-world data.
Webinar participants had the opportunity to hear from Margaret Tudor and Pat Otto at PEI about information and tools educators can use to engage students in STEM learning outside, utilizing nature as a laboratory, by planning, conducting, and evaluating a field investigation.
PEI provides professional development for school districts to get teachers and students in the field doing real-world science. Recently, PEI worked with AFWA to provide guides on best practices in conservation education for the AFWA Conservation Education Toolkit. Download the Field Investigations guide.
Update: We are excited to announce that Ms. Vickie Bates, 7th grade life science teacher at Little Mill Middle School in Georgia, is the winner via a random drawing of webinar participants of a 16GB Tablet. Congratulations, Ms. Bates! She plans to use the Tablet to enhance science learning with her special education students.
The entire webinar (1 hour 10 minutes) is available for streaming. Both audio and visual of the live broadcast are available here. Materials referenced during the webinar may be downloaded from the links below. You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files.
Webinar MaterialsMaterials presented or referred to during the webinar broadcast will be available for download here. You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files. View our EE Week 2012 Greening STEM Planning Toolkits for additional STEM resources and lesson plans.
- Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes (PDF)