Science Fiction or Science Solution: Can Technology Save Us?

Science Fiction or Science Solution: Can Technology Save Us?

Mon, January 24 4:00 PM - Mon, March 14 2022 5:00 PM


  • Becky Bronstein
  • Dr. Kat Huybers
  • Melissa Amrhein


Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for secondary teachers in ESD 112. Teachers will explore technology and engineering solutions to climate change and discuss with one another the pros and cons of each. Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community. 

Teachers will also explore the ethics of using technology for climate solutions and discuss the criteria and constraints for actual implementation. Teachers will analyze and interpret recent climate science data with Dr. Kat Huybers, a climate scientist and lecturer from the University of Washington. Indigenous ways of managing resources will also be reviewed and considered within the context of identifying a variety of solutions to address climate change.

Teachers will leave this training with increased preparedness to facilitate climate science-focused activities using the science & engineering practices of developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data and constructing explanations and designing solutions. Teachers will learn from professionals in their region who are doing work to combat this climate change impact in an effort to prepare them with resources to spur action. In a culmination of workshop concepts, teachers will 

Teachers will receive a $150 stipend from the ESD 112 upon completion of the entire 10 hour STEM Seminar experience, along with 10 STEM Clock Hours.

Teachers must attend all synchronous Zoom sessions and complete all asynchronous work to receive their stipend and clock hours. Teachers will have one week after the final session to complete all asynchronous work, before clock hours and stipends are processed.

Note: By participating in EarthGen’s professional development, teachers opt-in to receive newsletters, event updates, and general information. Please let an EarthGen staff person know at the training if you would not like to be added to the mailing list and have the opportunity to create and get feedback on a climate change lesson for their students.

Event Notes

The course material is best for teachers of grades 6-12. The Zoom link will be sent out before the first session.


  • Mon, January 24 2022
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, February 7 2022
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Mon, March 14 2022
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAK0690
10.00 Clock Hours $30.00
10.00 STEM