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Climate Change and Human Health

A Teacher Field Experience to Find the Connection Between Natural Disasters, Climate Science & the NGSS

Presenters

  • Meredith Lohr
  • Nayiri Haroutunian
  • Heidi Roop

Description

Smoke from the California wildfires poured into our area this past summer and many wonder of the impact of this dirty air on our health.  

Join Washington Green Schools and Dr. Heidi Roop from the UW Climate Science Group to explore current research to make connections between Climate Change and Human Health as we examine questions such as the following:

  1. How is our changing climate impacting our health? 
  2. Is there a way to protect the air we breath and water we drink from damaging pollution?
  3. How can we build a more resilient community in the face of environmental degradation?

As the day progresses, teachers will have time to plan activities that will bring climate science learning into their classroom.

 The training has an elementary focus and is based on the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas listed below.  K-12 teachers are welcome to attend.

  • Life Science:  From Molecules to Organisms; Structures and Processes; Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity and Ecosystems
  • Earth Systems and Earth & Human Activity

Event Details

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA
  • 8am-3pm
  • Please bring a pack lunch or grab lunch nearby
  • Six free STEM clock hours provided by Washington Green Schools
  • Teacher release time (substitute) expense provided by Puget Sound ESD

Please plan to bring the following to our event:

  • A sack lunch (or grab lunch nearby)
  • A water bottle
  • A laptop or other writing tool

Event Notes

Please plan to bring the following to our event:

  • A sack lunch (or grab lunch nearby)
  • A water bottle
  • A laptop or other writing tool

Location

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma WA 98405

Dates

  • Fri, March 29 2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    The Tacoma Nature Center is a 71-acre nature preserve near Snake Lake with wetlands and forest.

Registration

Event # 86014

Price
Free
Registered
3 / 30
Registration Ends
Thursday Mar 28, 2019 11:59 AM

Subjects

Science STEM Health