Forum on Climate Change Scholarships for Science Teachers

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 March 2, 2021

Climate Change Education Opportunity for
High School Science Teachers and their Students

 

What:

 

On March 2, the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) Advisory Committee on Climate Change will host a day-long “Forum on Climate Change and the Delaware River Basin.” The forum will focus on the impacts of climate change within the Basin, featuring climate, meteorology, and scientific experts.

 

The forum will be part of the 2021 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit sponsored by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

 

Scholarship offering:

 

DRBC is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for high school science teachers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware who are interested in this topic as part of their teaching curriculum and eager to share the knowledge from this forum with their classes.

 

DRBC will sponsor the $100 summit registration fee for 10 high school teachers in the aforementioned states. The scholarship opportunity will be offered to the first 10 teachers who respond with their interest by February 25. DRBC will ask that teachers commit to providing brief feedback about their learnings and how they plan to share the findings with students following their participation in the forum.

 

PDE will permit the selected teachers to screen share or broadcast the March 2 climate forum to their classes, either virtually or in person. This content is to be used for educational purposes only and may not be shared outside of the classroom setting, so as not to compromise the intellectual property of the presenters.

 

Details:

 

  • Open to teachers of high-school (grades 9-12) science or related subjects interested in sharing climate change impacts in the Delaware River Basin with their students.
     

  • Teachers must submit a request for the scholarship registration to:
    oursharedwaters@gmail.com by February 25. Please include:

    • Full name

    • High school at which you teach and town, state

    • Subject you teach
       

  • Teachers will also be asked to provide a brief encapsulation of 200 words or less to share their feedback from the event, what they learned and how they used or plan to use the material presented at the forum in their curriculum. Alternatively, a video from the teacher with or without the class to share learnings would be accepted.
     

  • Teachers are encouraged, but not required, to pair the educational opportunity with a real-life learning practice and submit an observation about a local waterway at www.rateyourwaters.org and/or encourage their students to do so, especially if they have broadcast the forum to their classes.

 

Disclaimer:

 

  • Applicants agree that all submission materials can be used for educational purposes on the Our Shared Waters Facebook page and website at www.oursharedwaters.org