The natural world is full of phenomena that spark students’ curiosity. This webinar will highlight the benefits of using field-based science investigations to extend classroom learning and promote student engagement. We will share an example lesson using tree growth, a phenomenon found in the local environment, and provide tools for implementation. Lessons are adaptable for grades 4-12.
- Learn how to deepen the student experience by connecting classroom curriculum to outdoor learning.
- Obtain resources for engaging students in science practices in the classroom and the schoolyard.
- Discover the academic and social-emotional learning benefits of outdoor science experiences.
Kim Hanson, Director of Programs, Mid-Atlantic Region, NatureBridge.
Kim has been teaching and managing outdoor science programs for over 20 years. She holds a MS in Geoscience Education, and has an extensive background in environmental science education and curriculum development. Kim has been with NatureBridge since 2002, and currently leads the NatureBridge education team in Prince William Forest Park, VA.