Course Details

P167-0052.1F17 - STEM Through Citizen Science and Environmental Health In Your Community

Course Details
Course Description:

This course begins by building an understanding of the principles and practices of Education for Sustainability (EfS) and how to integrate them into to their core curriculum. Teachers will develop a thorough understanding of Project-Based Learning contextualized in their school neighborhood. Knowledge of environmental factors affecting child health and learning in an urban setting will be paired with knowledge of environmental law and pathways to activism. As a result of this course, teachers will be able to lead students through a project, place and problem-based (P3) learning process, which begins by connecting to place, by surveying and observation of their school neighborhood. Additionally, participants will develop an interdisciplinary P3 unit in which EfS standards are aligned to content area standards and STEM learning. Experts from Mt. Sinai's Pediatric Environmental Specialty Health Unit and the NYC Department of Health will join the class to share their research, expertise and processes in the fields of environmental health and public health. Through an authentic research-based learning experience targeting air quality in their communities, students will have the opportunity to engage in personal and collective actions that affect their local neighborhoods and community health. Students will connect to the scientific process in a meaningful active way that addresses real problems and their solutions.  Using an Air Beam monitor students will identify air pollution hot spots and connect them to specific sources.  After analyzing and drawing conclusions from data collected, students will work on developing proposals to address these sources of pollution. 

Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 09/22/2017 Start Date: 09/23/2017 End Date: 12/09/2017
Location: 1184 5th Ave 8th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY, 10029 Prof. Dev. Hours: 12 No. of P-Credits: 1 Categories: Science
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Content Grades: 5,6,7,8
Danielson Components 1a : Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
1e : Designing Coherent Instruction
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation Contact: lisa@celfeducation
Instructor # 1: Lisa Mechaley Instructor # 2: Lisa Mechaley
ASPDP Fee: $45.00 Education Partner Fee: $25.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $70.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction:

Participants must register first online with ASPDP at and then complete registration on CELF website form here: . $25 will be collected by the educational partner at the CELF STEM, Citizen Science and Environmental Health in Your Community. Make course payment via check to CELF, P.O. Box 412, Chappaqua, NY  10514 or call to make payment by credit card: (914) 449-6868.