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Student Centered Science: Backyard Nature Journaling
May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Maine teacher John Van Dis to explore strategies for getting students out observing their immediate environment and reflecting in journals. Inspired by David Haskell’s The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature and Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Nature Notes from their student work publication Findings from the Field, John began developing a structured approach to observing and journaling. During the workshop, we’ll look at graphic organizers and rubrics and discuss different ways to engage students, whether it’s regularly observing a small circle of forest floor or embarking on 30 minute walks through their neighborhoods. This is the first session of a two-part conversation about engaging students in their own student-focused citizen science projects.
To learn more and register, visit Community Learning for ME.