published August 22, 2013

Register Now for September Chesapeake Bay Regional Meeting

Tom Wood and Alix Fink, SCI-Chesapeake Bay Co-Directors

The upcoming fall 2013 SCI-Chesapeake Bay regional meeting is designed to increase capacity between existing and new SENCER partnerships. We are excited to welcome community partners, as well as existing members and representatives of new colleges and universities to our Center. Please consider joining us for activities on September 14-15 in Front Royal, Virginia. The meeting will be held at the Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation, which developed from a SENCER initiative called the Smithsonian Mason Semester. To register, please contact Tom Wood at

Saturday, September 14
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:45 p.m. Opening Plenary Session
Thomas Wood, George Mason University, and Alix Fink, Longwood University; SCI-Chesapeake Bay Co-Directors
Wm. David Burns, PI of SENCER and Executive Director of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement

Plenary Presentation: How We Know the SENCER Approach to Learning Works
Stephen Carroll, Santa Clara University

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00-5:30 p.m. Discussion
  • Introduction of participants, universities colleges, NGOs and others.
  • Introduce the goals of the SCI related to regional collaboration for STEM education reform.
  • Several existing programs will be introduced.
  • Identification of important focal areas for the SCI - Identification of existing or new initiatives that can benefit from SENCER SCI support

6:00 p.m. Dinner

Sunday, September 15

6:30 a.m. Coffee and light fare
8:30 a.m. Discussion
Building upon strengths, potential SENCER initiatives from your institution, SENCER Summer Institute 2014
10:30 a.m. Brunch
12:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns
1:00 p.m. Tours