Teachers' science workshop offers 'Alternative to Alternative Facts'


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • (Photo provided)



— Join the Cary Institute and local teachers Jonathan Howe, Laurie Malin, and Miriam Straus to explore environmental data from the Hudson River and the Wappinger Creek.

This science-focused, environmental data literacy project, titled "An Alternative to 'Alternative Facts,'" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. It is open to all educators interested in strengthening their environmental knowledge and data skills, and the skills of their students. It will be held at the Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook.

Workshop datasets include stream and river monitoring, macroinvertebrates, and aquatic plants. The workshop will deepen partipants' understanding of science, data, and the environment.

Participants will practice graphing and manipulating data in Google Sheets, uncover the stories in the numbers, and highlight ways in which data can be misrepresented. Presenting teachers will share their classroom experience and provide tips for developing students’ critical thinking skill set.

The workshop is free and open to middle school and high school educators. Lunch will be provided. Bring a laptop if possible.

Space is limited. To register, complete the online registration on the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center website (http://bit.ly/2F94ygA) before Feb. 3.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Risk for infant sleep-related deaths persists
About 3,500 sleep-related infant deaths occur each year in the Unites States, including those from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation, and unknown...
Read more »
Image

Edmar Castaneda to appear in solo concert on the electric harp on Feb. 16 at SUNY Orange
— Edmar Castaneda and his electric harp will be in solo concert on Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Orange Bank & Trust Co.
Read more »
Image

Celebrate Presidents' Weekend at Washington's Headquarters
— Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and help us celebrate George Washington’s Birthday not just...
Read more »
Image

Cornerstone Theatre Arts takes a literary turn
— Literature is the star this season at Cornerstone Theatre Arts.
“By addressing human nature and the conditions which...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Chester, NY