The Aquarium of the Bay is offering free workshops for teachers from all nine Bay Area counties as part of the BayMobile project, which is funded by the Spare the Air Youth Program. The workshops are designed to provide local teachers with the resources they need to understand the ecology of the San Francisco Bay and use their newly acquired knowledge in the classroom.
Through the workshops, teachers will learn how climate change is affecting the San Francisco Bay Area, discover new ways to talk about climate change with students, try out a couple of demonstrations, and discuss valuable and effective solutions to impart to the leaders of tomorrow.
Please note: There will be two different sessions of the “Climate Change in the Classroom” workshops. Be sure to select the date, location and guest speaker that is the best fit for you. The workshops are most appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, but they are also open to school support staff and informal educators.
Climate Change in the Classroom
Learn how climate change is affecting the San Francisco Bay Area, discover new ways to talk about climate change with your students, try out a couple of demonstrations, and discuss valuable, effective solutions to impart to the leaders of tomorrow.
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 4:30-7:30 PM at the Bay Model; Sausalito, CA
With Marc Holmes, Bay Restoration Program Director of The Bay Institute
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:30-7:30 PM at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Crissy Field; San Francisco, CA
With Carol Preston, Education and Outreach Coordinator of NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Fostering the Sense of Wonder: Using Exploration to Teach Scientific Practices and Principles
How can we foster the sense of wonder and love of learning in our students? Discover innovative strategies to use exploration and student driven learning to not only inspire life-long learning but to build meaningful and engaging science lessons.
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:30-7:30 PM at the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
- Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:30-7:30 PM at Aquarium of the Bay
Go to aquariumofthebay.org/teachers to find out how to register!