I appreciate you sharing this resource! I am currently a third year at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, majoring in Biology and Secondary Education with an All Science Endorsement. I am looking for new ideas that may be useful to me as a preservice teacher.
In 2019, I had an opportunity to travel to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest to work with indigenous people to learn about their interactions with the environment and shamanic traditions. I was made aware of the depth and value of their knowledge of the natural world. I believe this is an important topic to integrate into science classes today.
Although this program you shared is not currently being offered, do you have any advice for including TEK in an online classroom? Many educators are currently meeting new challenges with online and remote teaching. In your experience, how would you recommend that teachers get students outside and exploring the natural world even when they cannot meet in person? What benefits have you seen from involving your students in the natural world during science classes?
If any current or past teachers have input on this topic, please share!