Have you wanted to get more in depth with your instruction about climate change while following the NGSS process as it was designed - to include science-based phenomena? Then Climate TOTE is for you!
The Reserve is partnering with the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Region 9 to provide this training to middle and high school teachers. It takes place at the SD County Office of Education and the Reserve from July 9-11th.
Climate TOTE models the NGSS learning process by using the phenomenon of sea level rise as the basis for meaningful learning experiences for your students. Local tide level data from the Reserve and Scripps Institution of Oceanography as well as El Nino data from the National Estuarine Research Reserve form the foundation of the instruction from the research coordinator. Teachers will also be introduced to climate related field experiences for their students.
Climate TOTE goes further by helping you ensure for your students' emotional/psycho/social resilience to climate change impacts. The training ends with an inspirational panel of climate change activists and elected officials so that you can empower your students to engage in San Diego's active climate movement.
For the more information and to register, click here. The $70 fee includes lunches, kayak rental, and materials.