Presentation Abstract

SeaDoc Society youth education is raising Salish Sea literacy in youth and helping teachers meet science standards in a 3-part program: • Explore the Salish Sea A Nature Guide for Kids book and accompanying standards-aligned curriculum. Curriculum is being used in grades 3-8 classrooms, and also by marine education programs, who find that students who experience Explore the Salish Sea books and curriculum before a field experience have higher levels of enthusiasm and engagement during their program. • Junior SeaDoctors Club and Hub • Club For Kids: an online Salish Sea science club for kids in grades 3-8 with featured creatures, games, videos, and Salish Sea Heroes (kids healing the sea) • Hub For Educators: The Junior SeaDoctors website Teacher side is becoming a hub where schools can find Salish Sea-based science curriculum and marine, Tribal, and First Nations educators in their own regions to support students in authentic explorations of the sea we all share. Does your organization offer experiential programs for bringing kids to the sea or the sea to kids? Join our session and put your program on the Marine Experts Map. • SeaDoc Workshops where marine educators, scientists, classroom teachers, and Tribal and First Nations educators come to the table to build local relationships, learn, collaborate, and grow the Salish Sea resources available to all for free at www.juniorseadoctors.org. Our goal? To inspire and mobilize youth for a lifetime of ocean literacy, stewardship, and sustainable citizenship in the Salish Sea. How? By making learning science real, relevant, current, collaborative, community-based, and (at least partially) outside. Because any day you come home salty is a good day!

Session Title

Trans Boundary K-12 Salish Sea Currricula

Conference Track

Education, Community & Social Science

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2020 : Online)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

2020_abstractID_3646

Start Date

21-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 4:45 PM

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Rights

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English

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Apr 21st, 9:00 AM Apr 22nd, 4:45 PM

JuniorSeaDoctors.org, Club and Hub for Salish Sea-based Education

SeaDoc Society youth education is raising Salish Sea literacy in youth and helping teachers meet science standards in a 3-part program: • Explore the Salish Sea A Nature Guide for Kids book and accompanying standards-aligned curriculum. Curriculum is being used in grades 3-8 classrooms, and also by marine education programs, who find that students who experience Explore the Salish Sea books and curriculum before a field experience have higher levels of enthusiasm and engagement during their program. • Junior SeaDoctors Club and Hub • Club For Kids: an online Salish Sea science club for kids in grades 3-8 with featured creatures, games, videos, and Salish Sea Heroes (kids healing the sea) • Hub For Educators: The Junior SeaDoctors website Teacher side is becoming a hub where schools can find Salish Sea-based science curriculum and marine, Tribal, and First Nations educators in their own regions to support students in authentic explorations of the sea we all share. Does your organization offer experiential programs for bringing kids to the sea or the sea to kids? Join our session and put your program on the Marine Experts Map. • SeaDoc Workshops where marine educators, scientists, classroom teachers, and Tribal and First Nations educators come to the table to build local relationships, learn, collaborate, and grow the Salish Sea resources available to all for free at www.juniorseadoctors.org. Our goal? To inspire and mobilize youth for a lifetime of ocean literacy, stewardship, and sustainable citizenship in the Salish Sea. How? By making learning science real, relevant, current, collaborative, community-based, and (at least partially) outside. Because any day you come home salty is a good day!