July 23, 11am–2:30pmWhat
Join educators from across the nation in free livestream events which explore agriculture as a real-world lens for science education. These remote learning opportunities will bring field experts into a virtual classroom to explore anchoring phenomena based on their experiences. The events will offer valuable insight on how educators can help students draw connections across disciplines and grade levels through storylines related to the world of agriculture and food production.
What do prairie chickens need in order to survive today’s prairie?
This middle school unit covering ecosystems, animal behavior and symbiosis was developed through the Storyline approach. Middle school students will be figuring out why prairie chickens have a very unique dance and understand the role cows play to help ensure the dance takes place. Using this approach, students engage in science concepts to help ensure the survival of the prairie chicken.
• Dr. David Augustine, Landscape Ecologist / Research Ecologist, Agricultural Research Service
• Peg Kohring, Conservationist Scientist
Participants who attend a free live session will qualify for CEU or CTLE credits.