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- The goal of the MEED program is to provide hands-on learning in ecology and evolution to local K-12 students through modules (experiential classroom learning activities) developed by trained UBC Faculty of Science graduate students.
- Program participants attend workshops on outreach and science communication, meet with local teachers, and ultimately create their own module for educators to use.
- Our program specifically targets ecology and evolution education due to the importance of these disciplines to understanding current problems such as the loss of biodiversity with climate change, the spread of invasive species, the vulnerability of species at risk and species range shifts.
Workshop #1 – Program overview and techniques in communication. Discuss Projected Learning Outcomes. Thursday, October 26th @ 6:00 PM [completed]
Teacher-Student Meetings – Teachers and student participants will meet through methods of their choosing (phone, Skype, email and/or in-person) to plan the timing and content of the module. November/December
Module Development – Participants will work on their own to write the module. They will also start to think of needed materials. November – January
Workshop #3 – Professional Development and Peer Review: Participants will review modules to give feedback. Next, we will discuss the importance of outreach to careers in science. January – February (date TBD)
Presentation – Participants and teachers set up a time to present the module to the classroom. February – April