Program overview

We are currently recruiting teachers and graduate students/postdocs for the 2018 – 2019 MEED program. Get more information and sign up here!

Teacher registration deadline: Friday October 26, 2018.

Student registration deadline: Friday November 2, 2018.

 

About MEED

The MEED (Modules in Ecology and Evolution Development)  program through Let’s Talk Science UBC provides hands-on learning in ecology and evolution to local K-12 students through modules (experiential classroom learning activities) developed by trained UBC graduate students and postdocs.

Student participants attend workshops on outreach and science communication, meet with their teacher partner, and ultimately deliver a module (lesson) in the classroom. Lessons topics are typically selected by the teacher and student to align with the provincial curriculum and the student’s are of expertise. See examples of past modules here.

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, and the vulnerability of species at risk .

Student Volunteer Information

The Modules in Ecology and Evolution Development program with Let’s Talk Science is looking for graduate student or postdoc volunteers to present one-hour ecology and/or evolution modules (lessons) related to their own research to Kindergarten to Grade 12 students!

This program runs from October to March and brings together teachers and researchers for science outreach to classrooms. Students will be paired with one teacher from any grade level (K-12) you are comfortable with and together you will discuss the module that you wish to present to the students.

The total time commitment is 10 to 20 hours over the school year and includes:

  1. Tuesday October 30, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00pm: Orientation and instructional training (Workshop 1)
  2. November – January: Meet with teacher and create module
  3. Late January/early February: Check-in and feedback session regarding your modules with all MEED participants (Workshop 2).
  4. February – April: Go into the classroom and present your module!

Interested? Please RSVP for the orientation session on Tuesday October 19, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00pm by emailing meed@ubclts.com. There is no obligation to sign up after attending the session. Food will be provided! RSVPing helps us have adequate amounts of food.

Please contact us at meed@ubclts.com if you have any questions.