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SCI-Great Lakes Hosts Training for Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons
Posted: Jul 1 2014
USLs and faculty from four states and 12 campuses participated in three days of intensive, interactive sessions.
SENCER-ISE and Engaging Mathematics Partners to Share Goals and Achievements at SSI 2014
Posted: Jul 1 2014
In addition to the 37 groups and teams that applied to the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute, partners from the SENCER-ISE and Engaging Mathematics initiatives will also be in attendance.
What's Happening in SENCER-ISE: Forest Restoration Underway at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Antioch College and the Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) are partnering on Biodiversity, Invasive Species, and Forest Restoration: Intergenerational Civic Engagement, in the Classroom and Outdoors, a project engaging older adults at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, students at Antioch College, and grade school students from across the region in forest restoration at the OEC.
The Noyce Foundation Issues Working Paper to Examine Cross-Sector STEM "Ecosystems" in Informal and Formal Science Learning
Posted: Feb 12 2014
The Noyce Foundation recently released How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning, a working paper by Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill. In the report, Traphagen and Traill explore 15 "STEM learning ecosystems" across the United States. They note that STEM learning ecosystems, a new term used to describe formal and informal education collaborations, encompass "schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people," in out-of-school settings.
NCSCE's GLISTEN Project Joins the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
Posted: Jan 30 2014
Last fall, the US Forest Service, on behalf of the National Council, reviewed letters of intent from such programs wanting to become the first member organizations of the 21CSC. GLISTEN, a program of NCSCE's SENCER Center for Innovation Great Lakes, was one of the first higher-education programs to be so designated.
SENCER Model Course Integrating Technology and Community Engagement Recognized at Conservation Land Workshop
Posted: Jan 15 2014
The course Professor Green featured in his presentation was selected as a SENCER model in 2013. "A Journey Down the Corkscrew Watershed: Interactive Smartphone-ready GIS Map" is available now on YouTube.
Students Develop Chemistry Projects that Impact Daily Campus and Community Life
Posted: Oct 3 2013
In an effort to keep the students motivated while integrating new key elements into the curriculum, a flexible, modular SENCER project was developed at Southern Connecticut State University, where students could, with minimal guidance, develop a project related to their own interests.
Agenda Now Available for November 2 SCI-New England Meeting
Posted: Oct 3 2013
The day will be full of workshops introducing participants to SENCER, providing discussions of innovative pedagogies and partnerships including a panel from Campus Compact. In addition, there will be a workshop for administrators on leading change on your campus.
University of North Carolina Asheville to Receive 2013 William E. Bennett Team Award
Posted: Jul 24 2013
The 2013 recipients of the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science are a team of University of North Carolina Asheville faculty members: Ellen Bailey (foreign languages), David Clarke (biology), Amy Lanou (health and wellness), Leah Matthews (economics), Karin Peterson (sociology), Jason Wingert (health and wellness), and Sally Wasileski (chemistry).
Noyce Foundation Award to Support a Second Cohort of SENCER-ISE Civic Engagement Partnerships
Posted: Jul 24 2013
The National Center for Science and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce that a second cohort of Civic Engagement Partnership Support Awardees has been welcomed into the Science Education and New Civic Engagement Responsibilities-Informal Science Education (SENCER-ISE) initiative.
Students Develop Interactive GIS Watershed Map for Smartphones
Posted: Jul 24 2013
Recently, 'Harbor Happenings,' a magazine published by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, featured an article on a student project that involves the creation of a GIS (geographic information systems) map of the Corkscrew watershed that works with smartphones as part of Environmental Biology: Ecosystems of Southwest Florida.
GLISTEN Undergraduate Stewardship Liaisons Train on Historic Gibralter Island
Posted: Jun 26 2013
From June 7-8, the USLs received intensive training, developed in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, to begin building that bridge.
SENCER Model Seminar Participants Discuss Future Reach of Brownfield Action
Posted: Jun 26 2013
The 9th in a series of seminars and training sessions for Brownfield Action (BA) was held at Barnard College on May 17-19. BA is a web-based, interactive learning simulation in which students form geotechnical consulting companies and work collaboratively to explore and solve problems in environmental forensics.
Growing the SENCER Network with a Focus on Caribbean Island Nations
Posted: Jun 13 2013
We are interested in exploring future collaborative efforts with Caribbean partners.
From Black Swamp to Green Soup: Campus/Community Partnership Aims for Blue Lake
Posted: May 17 2013
One of the biggest impediments to western expansion of the United States in the early 19th century was the nearly impenetrable Great Black Swamp that spanned Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana.
Northwest Node Engages New Faculty in Civic Engagement Efforts
Posted: May 2 2013
This article is the fourth installment in our series featuring updates on current activities from each of the seven nodes in the Science and Civic Engagement Western Network.
Northland College Students and Faculty Assess Pre-mining Environmental Baselines
Posted: Apr 3 2013
Quietly, in order to ensure that the decision-making and environmental impact determination processes are based on sound science, students and faculty from Northland College in Ashland have been gathering baseline data on local water and air quality both in and around the reservation, in partnership with citizen science efforts of the non-profit Bad River Watershed Association.
First SCI - Great Lakes Meeting Highlights Best Practices in STEM-based Ecosystem Stewardship
Posted: Mar 20 2013
From March 14 - 16, over 60 faculty, students, and community partner representatives from four states gathered at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the first regional meeting of the newly-established SENCER Center for Innovation in the Great Lakes region.
Undergraduate Spotlight: Leading from the Middle
Posted: Feb 21 2013
As a GLISTEN USL, Rhiannon served as a bridge between ECC faculty and staff from community-based organizations that benefited from the service-learning components of those environmental science courses.
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