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Workshop: "Science Standards in the School Garden"
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 5:00pm
Portland State University's Biology Interactive Outreach Laboratory (BIOLab) is hosting a workshop on "Science Standards in the School Garden" for middle school teachers. The workshop will explore curriculum ideas tying school gardens to state and national science standards and educate the participants on the resources available for teachers and students through the PSU's BIOLab. The participants will also learn how to start a school garden and will engage in hands-on garden science activities. The workshop will be facilitated by Lisa Weasel, associate professor of Biology, and Rebecca Pepitone, master's degree candidate in the Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning program at PSU.

Location:
Portland State University's BIOLab, Science Building 2, Room 231 (1719 S.W. 10th)

Cost:
Admission is free and teachers will receive $45 stipend for
attending. Continuing Education credit available.

Contact:
To register, please contact Lisa Weasel at lisaw@pdx.edu or
503-725-3862.

Background:
Lisa Weasel's research focuses on the intersection between science and society and the way scientific literacy is defined through science education. She is actively involved in working with K-12 educators and the public, to promote a vision of scientific literacy that allows people to empower themselves using the knowledge and approach of science. Weasel also works on curriculum development and outreach to local K-12 schools and teachers, as well as promote and sponsor public participatory and citizen dialogue models that aim to involve and empower the public in decision making around scientific issues.