Sharing SLTER Experiences: LTER Science in Education
Schoolyard LTER (SLTER) allows for the engagement of K-12 teachers and students in science and scientific research through LTER research experiences. How these research experiences are used in SLTER efforts vary from site to site, yet all provide a rich experiences and learning opportunities for educators and their students.
The purpose of this 2 hour working group is to share SLTER experiences from LTER sites. The focus of these presentations will be to share the approaches, successes, and challenges we have experienced in out attempts to link teachers (pre- and in-service) and students with the science and research methods employed at LTER sites.
We propose short presentations of LTER site SLTER efforts, followed by short question periods (8-10 minute presentation, 3-5 minutes questions). An half-hour discussion period to follow.