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Friday, March 6 • 11:00am - 11:45am
River Rewilding

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Learn how to use local stream restoration projects as an opportunity to engage students in evaluating the impacts of humans on ecosystems and communities. This session will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to activities designed to teach students about the social, economic, historical, and biological impacts of humans on river systems using the Grand River Rapids Restoration as a case study. Participants will receive access to three full place-based curricular units aligned to NGSS, Social Studies, and ELA standards. Presenters will share how these units can be customized to local ecosystems.

Curriculum is available online at https://www.gvsu.edu/groundswell/lesson-plans-54.htm and on PBS Learning Media, where you can import directly into Google Classroom, at https://wgvu.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/river-re-wilding-evaluating-impacts-on-ecosystems-and-communities/

Follow along with our presentation to access all live links here: http://bit.ly/MSTA_River

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Eileen Boekestein

Environmental Education Coordinator, GVMC - Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
Great Lakes and Grand River Watershed; School-Community Partnerships; Place-Based Stewardship Education

Brenda Perry

Biology Teacher, Kent Innovation High
Brenda Perry is a Biology facilitator at Kent Innovation High, a project-based learning lab school on the campus of the Kent County Intermediate School District. As a classroom teacher, Brenda works with students to foster curiosity and a love of all things science; in doing so... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CST
Meeting Room 204