YES! (Youth and Environmental Sustainability) is a joint project with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate the incorporation of critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to understand the environmental topics of climate change, air pollution and water pollution. The project involves not only information dissemination, but suggestions for action from students on issues regarding climate change and nonpoint and point source water pollution through case studies that allow students to weigh different sides of the issues through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
Participating middle and high school teachers will receive a$250 stipend for their evaluation of the workshop and for pilot-testing the workshop activities in their classrooms. Following each workshop, educators will take the instructional materials back to their school and incorporate the new material into their science curriculum.
Sub-grants of $1,000 will be disseminated to participating schools to purchase educational materials and activities to use in their classrooms and for field trips to the ATEEC Learning Laboratory and Nahant Marsh.
ATEEC staff will use the best practices from the classrooms and results from the pilot-test evaluations to develop an Educator Guide for middle school and high school science teachers.
Instructor: Heather Ballou - ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab/EICC
Dates: 7/10/17, 7/11/17, 7/12/17, 7/13/17, 7/14/17 +12-14 hours of outside class work
Time: 8:30 - 4:30
Location for first day: ATEEC Interactive Learning Lab/EICC, 201 N. Harrison St., Ste. 102, Davenport
1 Drake Credit $105
1 Relicensure Credit $35
$0 for audit/no credit option