“A Love Affair in STEM,” with Shihadah “Shay” Saleem. Learn how a Black woman’s love of marine science blossomed into a holistic passion for STEM education, empowerment, and community elevation for New York City youth.
Feb. 2, 3-4 p.m.| Learn more and register
Learn how a Black woman’s love of marine science blossomed into a holistic passion of STEM education, empowerment, and community elevation for New York City youth. From her 10+ year journey in informal education and community development, Shay Saleem sheds light on lessons learned, cultivated “must-haves” and non-negotiables in sustainable girl-centered, youth development practices.
“Field-Based Learning Connects and Empowers Students,” with Margie Turrin. Explore how youth on the Hudson and in Greenland are working to bring hands-on, intergenerational learning into their education.
Feb. 16, 3-4 p.m.| Learn more and register
The field is the best teacher and ‘classroom’ for both educators and students providing a richness of questions and experiences. Together we will explore some key take-aways from local work with youth on the Hudson, as well as work we have been doing in Greenland, working to bring more hands-on, inter-generational, and problem based learning into their education.
“Turning Data Into Action,” with Tracy Brown. Hear about ways that scientists and advocates are working together to bring about a cleaner environment while letting data tell the story.
March 2, 3-4 p.m.| Learn more and register
Hear about ways that scientists and advocates are working together to bring about a cleaner environment while letting data tell the story. See examples of pollution reduction and conservation investments that were spurred by water quality monitoring. Explore data-based storytelling tools that connect with the public, elected officials, and resource managers to increase understanding of local and regional environmental challenges.
“Reaching Local Communities With Equity, Access, and Inclusion in Environmental Education.” Learn how bringing more equity and inclusion into the environmental field is the best way to reach our communities with Eli Caref.
March 9, 3-4 p.m.| Learn more and register
Eli Caref was born and raised in the concrete playgrounds of Brooklyn, New York, and throughout her childhood believed that nature was always “somewhere else.” Through her years in Environmental Education in and around New York City, she now knows that wildlife is everywhere you look, and her goal is to help all of her students find it in their own backyards. Eli will speak about her journey into this career path, working with local schools and students, and how bringing more equity and inclusion into our field is the best way to really work with and in our communities.