UHCL’s College of Education would like to invite you to the STEM conference, “STEM Innovations and Impact on Educational Communities” on Saturday, April 4, 2020. This conference will bring together leading experts and researchers from around the Greater Houston Area to focus on topics that impact K–12 STEM education. Educators will present what they are doing including hands-on activities, research, and programs as each relates to STEM. Participants will attend break-out sessions and tour some of the research facilities located at University of Houston-Clear Lake, along with earning 7 CPEs for attendance.
Pre K- 8 grade teachers interested in learning about forest ecosystems, water, wildlife, and conservation education topics in a fun, hands-on professional development program.
Interact with foresters, biologists, educators, and forest industry professionals who care for forest lands and make wood products that we use every day.
Receive Project Learning Tree Pre K-8 educator certification and teacher guide.
Hands-on learning will include resources and activities that you can bring to life in your
classroom or school yard through citizen science, STEM, career exploration, and field study. 14 hours SBEC CPE and TEEAC credit.
$50 registration fee includes lunch both days, field trip transportation, Project Learning Tree curriculum, and training materials. Register and pay online at: http://www.plttexas.org/. Registration opens February 15 – April 5. Do you have questions? Call us at 936-273-2261.
Day 1: E.O. Siecke State Forest (Call, TX near Kirbyville) – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
– Learn about Texas forest ecosystems, habitat management, forest hydrology, fire ecology and animal and plant functions and structures, nature journals, water cycles, and more.
– Receive training in Project Learning Tree’s interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum.
Day 2: E.O. Siecke State Forest (Call, TX near Kirbyville), meet and begin tours – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
– Tree Life Cycle field sites: tour a working forest, a timber operation, and WestRock paper mill.
Flying WILD is an exciting education program that introduces students to bird conservation through school bird festivals, hands-on classroom activities, and community service projects. Through a partnership with the Council for Environmental Education (the national office for Flying WILD and Project WILD) the Houston Audubon Society (HAS) is now offering Flying WILD training and materials in the Houston area. Each workshop participant will receive the program publication, Flying WILD: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds along with other teaching materials. To register please complete and return the form on the Houston Audubon website. Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. The cost is $25.
CPE Credit Hours: The typical Flying WILD workshop gives an educator 5 credit hours to go toward the 150-hour goal. In addition to the standard CPE hours, Houston Audubon’s Education Department workshops and adult classes can also go towards TEEAC credit hours.