Overview and Logistics

Fun Science for Everyone is a workshop on how to increase enrollment, be more effective, encourage student success, and have fun. Join us for F2F and online icebreakers and improving accessibility, get your hands wet preparing seaweed wet mounts and using them to measure climate change, lunch featuring geoscience career opportunities and an afternoon of exploring how GIS can be used in your classroom. As demographics shift and technology increases we can improve the educational experience in an effort to leave no one behind. Each individual brings their personal strengths into collaborations. We want to use some technologies such as zoom to increase accessibility. Bring your class materials to implement universal design and add icebreakers. The seaweed lab will include a quick overview of marine algae diversity, taxonomy, and ecology. The focus will be on the role that algae play in water quality, particularly the effects of algae blooms due to nitrogen loading. A brief discussion of the economic importance of seaweeds will also be covered. Participants will learn how to prepare a seaweed herbarium and will receive a copy of "Mysteries of Seaweeds. A lunch featuring student geoscience career pathways and transfer opportunities. Former student research will also be on display. The GIS lab will introduce esri's ArcGIS for any classroom. We will explore some local databases with Google Earth and our own data. We will see our planet as a whole and then identify attributes of particular interest.

Workshop Goals

Sample high-impact, evidence-based instructional and co-curricular practices to improve STEM learning, broadened participation, and encourage STEM career paths

Explore tools to create a sense of science identity and belonging

Use metacognition to demonstrate how effective a growth mindset can be

Date and times

Friday, October 25, 2019 9 am to 4 pm


Please bring a sampling of your own course materials and be prepared for a seaweed lab


This workshop is free to participants, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.


Registration Form

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

Lorusso Tech Building Ground Floor room G 1, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA 02668

Recommended parking at lot 10 and 11


Wake-up and breaks with fruit, pastry, and coffee. Lunch will also be provided for participants who are attending the full day.