Environmental Education Is PHENOMENAL
This workshop will focus on using phenomena to anchor environmental literacy programming in the field and the classroom.
Environmental Literacy Programming and the Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE) are exceptional opportunities to structure learning around student-centered, locally relevant, and visible phenomena. But what qualities make a phenomena engaging and robustly supportive of student learning? What are effective strategies for embedding phenomena based instruction within environmental education? During this workshop, we will explore the qualities of environmentally focused phenomena and learn about some emerging science work uncovering regionally relevant phenomena.
Please come with great ideas about how you are integrating phenomena within your environmental literacy programs.
- Explore the practice of phenomena based instruction and what it looks like in an environmental education context
- Learn about the benefits/opportunities in the phenomena based approach
- Become familiar with the characteristics of exemplar anchor phenomena that will support learning and inspire/inform action
- Learn about regionally relevant phenomena being investigated in the Chesapeake region
This free professional development opportunity will be held in person at the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center in Oxford, Maryland. Lunch will be provided.