2021 National Harbor Area Conference

November 11-13, 2021

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FILTERS APPLIED:6 - 8, Hands-On Workshop, Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators


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Collaborative Partnerships + Hands-On Activities = STEM Career Interest

Friday, November 12 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - National Harbor 6

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STRAND: Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators

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Connect your school with local colleges and STEM employers using relevant, standards-based, hands-on activities that spark interest in science and STEM careers. Sample activity included.

How to identify and reach out to potential community and industry partners How to build a program or event that meets the needs of all stakeholders Developing authentic learning experiences to impact student perspectives of locally available STEM careers

Bethany Kenyon (BioNetwork: Greenville, NC)

Connecting the Dots: Mosquitos, Land Cover, Community Engagement, and Citizen Science

Friday, November 12 • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Woodrow Wilson D

STRAND: Successful Collaborations Between Informal and Formal Educators

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Scientists are interested in the land cover (water area) where mosquito larvae are found, so they can automate image classification using Artificial Intelligence (AI). Connect yourself and your students with an active citizen science program and contribute to science!

Your phone is a powerful data collection tool. NASA satellite data can be connected to the data you collect on mosquito habitats and landcover. You can make observations, Ask questions, Construct explanations, and collect and analyze data using the GLOBE Observer app and the Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover tool.

Cassie Soeffing (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies: Arlington, VA)

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