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This session discusses “Science Strikes Back” (SSB), an annual, all-ages community science fair held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SSB increases access to environmental education for diverse students in urban settings through place-based, community-oriented programming. The session will highlight SSB’s successes and suggestions for best practices in environmental education.

This poster session was about Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program, an environmental education approach that engages K-12 students across Wisconsin in water quality monitoring activities. The session highlighted successes and learning opportunities from year one of the project based on evaluation results and discussed their significance for best EE practice.

Through a partnership with the Kettering Foundation, NAAEE has been developing materials that foster community level deliberation of critical issues. But, what do you do after a great deliberative discussion? What do we need to do to move towards community based solutions? This presentation introduces a new Extension community engagement program in Florida--Community Voices, Informed Choices (CIVIC). Launched in 2017 as a cross-disciplinary initiative to enable teams of Extension faculty serve as conveners and facilitators of community dialogue, CIVIC aims to strengthen communities' capacity to identify common ground around complex issues such as climate change and sea-level rise and move from deliberation to action.

For over 20 years, the Field Museum's Action Center has engaged more than 100,000 students in conservation work throughout Chicago. Staff will share lessons learned from their community-based model. Attendees will gain insight into building stakeholder partnerships, measuring outcomes, working with volunteers, and ensuring that students make contributions to conservation.

Learn how Chewonki leveraged a college level, skills-based workshop to support programming for under-resourced elementary students. Through a collaborative partnership with Unity College, career bound seniors receive authentic program development and teaching experience in the field of wildlife education, broadening the reach of environmental education in a rural community.

Under the U.S. Clean Water Act, more than 7,500 cities have permits for their stormwater systems. The first required component of such an "MS4" (municipal separate storm sewer system) is "education and outreach." Many cities could use more help from professional environmental educators. This is a primer on MS4s. See pdf for full abstract, key slides and fact sheets.

No money? No time? No problem! Join a former AmeriCorps VISTA as she discusses developing a native pollinator and crop garden on a budget. This presentation will profile the garden at Sequoyah HS, a Title I vocational school in Tennessee.

Come to learn about resources related to case study pedagogy. This session will showcase two environmental cases (sea turtle conservation and carbon emissions) used in college-level courses to engage students in learning and practicing analytical skills. Lots of ready-to-use case study collections will be shared!

Join a roundtable discussion about the use of case studies to engage students in practicing data analysis skills. The panelists are participants of the QUBES-SESYNC faculty mentoring network and will guide a lively discussion session about best practices and challenges of the case study approach in teaching college-level environmental courses.


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