Monday, September 20, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional

Presenter: Laura Short, Education Program Associate, Population Education; Laura has extensive experience in outdoor and informal education. She was an outdoor education teacher and Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs at Congressional School in Falls Church, VA and spent 14 years as the Associate Director, Program Coordinator and an environmental educator at Nature’s Classroom in Massachusetts. Laura earned her B.A. in International Relations from Wellesley College.

Human population pressures underlie so many environmental issues including climate change, inequitable access to resources, water scarcity, and pollution. Explore these connections in all new innovative, interdisciplinary, and standards-aligned activities that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills across the middle and secondary curriculum. Activity formats include data analysis and interpretation, modeling and group problem-solving. Population Education creates lesson plans, virtual tools, and other classroom resources to help students understand the ways in which our growing global family changes the world around us. Participants will receive dozens of standards-aligned lesson plans, virtual tools, case studies, background readings, and more for in-person and virtual middle and high school classrooms.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.