Conquering Nature Deficit Disorder through Phenology
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As a biology teacher in the early 1980's, Larry Weber noticed that students were not going outside as they did earlier. They also seemed to be unaware of common local flora and fauna. In response, he developed a life science class for 7th grade that made regular use of the outdoors, looking for evidence of seasonal change (i.e. phenology). With its outdoor component, the course was very successful. In his webinar presentation, Larry will explain how to organize a course focused on phenology, what his students looked for each month of the school year and the benefits of this type of teaching.
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