Educator Science Café Series is a Wrap
The third and final event of the 2021 – 2022 Educator Science Café series took place in March aboard the USS Yorktown. Fifteen educators from across the state attended the “All Hands on Deck” event and were joined by science educators from Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, the Consortium, and Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission.
Photo courtesy of E.V. Bell, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.
The “brunch and learn” highlighted classroom applications for incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), social studies, and ELA (English language arts) to address the new South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Science Standards 2021. There were two sessions aboard the ship: one demonstrating interdisciplinary classroom approaches using social studies, engineering design, and ELA, and a second on using nature journaling for addressing the scientific process, exploring ecosystems, and developing skills in technical and creative writing.
The Educator Science Café series was created in 2014 by the Consortium, Patriots Point, and S.C. Department of Natural Resources as a way to connect scientists and educators in an informal setting. Over the past seven years, the series’ partners hosted more than 20 events for 250 formal and nonformal educators and 50 science experts.
The 2022-2023 Educator Science Café series will be announced in fall 2022. Contact E.V. Bell, Marine Education specialist, at (843) 953-2085 for more information about future café series and other education programs.