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Are you interested in bringing science education out of the classroom and into the community? Then join us!!

Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility (SENCER)*

Northeast Regional Meeting

Wheelock College

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activities East Building, 180 The Riverway, Boston

Agenda for the meeting will include:

· How service learning and Campus Compact support SENCER collaborations

· Examples of Faculty/student/community collaborations

· Student perspectives

· How to integrate SENCER into your CV and your tenure portfolio


Registration deadline: Friday, October 19

$10.00 registration (cash or check at the door), students free!!

For more information please send an e-mail to: Ellen Faszewski, efaszewski@wheelock.edu or Michael Berger, Michael.berger@simmons.edu

Co-sponsored by SENCER, New England Campus Compact, Wheelock College, and

The Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability and the Environment

* SENCER, is an NSF funded initiative started in 2001 to increase interest in the sciences by introducing strategies in undergraduate education that appeal to the new generations of students. To learn more about SENCER go to http://www.sencer.net/About/aboutus.cfm

SENCER Northeastern Regional Meeting

Saturday October 27, 2012, Wheelock College

Engaging Students in the Community through Science Education

8:45 Registration

(Activities East Building 3rd floor Room 321)

9:15 Welcome

Henderson Pritchard, Director, Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability and the Environment

9:30 How service learning and Campus Compact support SENCER collaborations

9:30-9:45 SENCER 101– What is SENCER??

9:45-10:00 Service learning – Stephen London, Director, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service

10-10:15 Jeremy Poehnert, MA Campus Compact

Collaborations in research, service learning, and the community

10:15-10:30 International Service-based Education collaborations in a Global Age: GLASS and PEERS at Lesley.

David Morimotto, Lesley University

10:30-10:45 Food Justice - science and ethics in the community. Kaylie Bissonnette and Susan Mooney,

Stonehill College

10:45-11 Frameworks for Maine K-12 and Higher Education Partnerships at the University of Southern Maine:

The Maine ScienceCorps and NanoDiscovery Labs. Monroe Duboise, University of Southern Maine

11-11:15 The significance of service-learning and community engagement in environmental education – a

History the Environmental Forum at the Colleges of the Fenway. Michael Berger, Simmons College

11:15-11:30 Active Science: Integrating Physical Activity and Science Learning to Promote Academic

Performance and Reduce Childhood Obesity. Kevin Finn, Merrimack College

11:45-12:30 Student perspectives on community engagement

Kaylie Bissonnette, Stonehill College

Solana Herron-Smith, Wheelock College

Rebecca Hsieh and Rachel Silva, Lesley University

Hannah Shute, University of Southern Maine

12:30 Lunch

1:15-1:45pm Discovering community collaborations: Networking opportunities

1:50-2:30 Concurrent session I

A) Creation of a community collaboration database,

Michael Berger, Simmons College; Ellen Faszewski, Wheelock College

B) Creating a SENCER collaboration (small group meetings)

C) How participation in collaborations can enhance your CV (for students)

Rob Sanford, University of Southern Maine

2:40-3:20- Concurrent Session II

A) Creating a SENCER collaboration (small group meetings)

B) Integration of SENCER into your Promotion and Tenure Portfolio (for faculty)

Rob Sanford, University of Southern Maine

C) Service learning follow up, Stephen London, Director, Scott/Ross Center for Community Service

3:30 Closing remarks

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