Science of Water for Social Good
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Discovery Place Inc. and Mothering Across Continents will co-host this unique, hands-on professional development experience for IB, Humanities and STEM educators.
“Science of Water for Social Good” includes hands-on experiential stations, activities and materials to incorporate in the classroom consistent with North Carolina Essential Standards.
CREDITS: Good for 3 hours of credit toward license renewal. Completion certificates on-site.
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Register by: April 12, 2013
Exhibit and Station Presenters:
James Collins, Former Environmental Artist in Residence,
McColl Center for Visual Arts: Demo on mitigation issues using live willow stakes to create an intervention
Dr. Robert Corbin, Vice President, Learning Experiences,
Discovery Place: Model of ground-water, erosion and sediment patterns using everyday materials. Participants simulate scenarios and experience moving “cookbook labs” to
an inquiry format
Elliot Provance, Curator, Live Exhibitions, Discovery Place:
Focus on the calcium cycle in the exhibit “From Reef to Cave;” discuss marine and freshwater environments; melt coral skeletons using acids; and explore geology, sea level, and plate tectonics effects on the calcium cycle
Patton High School Science Faculty: Sharing of successful classroom and interdisciplinary service learning activities focused on local and global water issues
Dr. Reed Perkins, Professor, Environmental Science, Queens University: Presentation on use of water quality indicators including Benthic Macroinvertebrates
Alissa Wickliff, Assistant Director, Center for STEM Education, UNC Charlotte: Topic TBD
Erin Oliverio, Water Quality Educator, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services: Young citizen monitoring of local creeks and lakes
This program is offered in
conjunction with the Any1Can Project presented by nonprofit Mothering Across Continents. Sixteen high schools and middle schools, primarily in metro Charlotte, have been learning about seven global issues including “Water and Infrastructure.” A gallery-style collection of hundreds of student-painted T-shirts called “The Any1Can Project & Art Installation: T-shirts for Social Good” will serve as backdrop for The Science of Water for Social Good workshop and be on public display April 13-19 as part of Sensoria, the annual CPCC literature and arts festival.
When & Where
Mothering Across Continents
Mothering Across Continents (www.motheringacrosscontinents.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Our focus is providing education-focused programs that inspire teachers and youth to embrace global education, leadership and citizenship. We directly serve schools in the US, as well as connect them with service projects in countries such as Haiti, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Thailand. For international projects we consult with, coach and mentor volunteer "catlysts" to develop education-focused dream projects in confict and post-conflict countries and communities. We have helped launch projects in 10 countries. The organization has been recognized locally as one of the leading organizations serving children. Mothering Across Continents and its global education program The Global Class have been recognized by Youth Service America.