Best Practices Linking STEM Education and Great Lakes Stewardship

Cleveland, Ohio
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Best Practices Linking STEM Education and Great Lakes Stewardship
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:00 AM -
Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Case Western Reserve University
(216) 368-3561
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Conference goal:

The conference will promote incorporation of Great Lakes regional stewardship concerns into undergraduate STEM courses using the SENCER and GLISTEN models of learning through civic engagement. Topics will include:

  • sharing curriculum initiatives developed during the GLISTEN program or other environmental service-learning initiatives from the perspectives of faculty, student, and community partners,
  • exploring opportunities to extend the GLISTEN experience to STEM education using informal science education venues, and
  • exploring opportunities for undergraduates to extend the GLISTEN model into K-12 courses through expanded learning communities.

Call for Posters.  The conference will have two poster sessions.  The first, on Friday evening, is an opportunity for institutional teams to share experiences with curriculum development, and the second, on Saturday, is an opportunity for students to demonstrate how science and civic engagement can be incorporated into undergraduate coursework in ways that promote engagement of the general public in environmental stewardship.

Call for Workshop Session.  SENCER-based course models and approaches will be featured during these sessions. The final conference agenda will included all workshops. Participant proposed session are welcomed.  Concurrent workshop sesssions will be grouped into three theme categories: 1) sustainability of Great Lakes ecosystems (e.g. invasive species, urban watersheds and storm water management, beaches and coastal issues, data sharing, and non-point source pollution), sustainable use of urban lands (e.g. local food production, sustainable agriculture in urban areas, and vacant land management), and public health (e.g. chemicals of emerging concern, fish consumption, and public health education).

Partial reimbursement of travel expenses for poster presenters or workshop session organizers is available. Participants traveling within 150 miles are eligible to receive $75. For participants traveling farther than 150 miles, the reimbursement will be $150. Contact conference organizers for more detail.


Contact Information

  • Joseph F. Koonce, co-Director
    SENCER Center for Innovation Great Lakes
    Case Western Reserve University
    Department of Biology
    Cleveland, OH 44106-7080

    Phone: (216) 368-3561
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