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Field Science – A STEAM Experience

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Appropriate for grade 7-12 educators

Course Description:
In this unique experiential course, we will explore the intersection of science, art, technology, farming, manufacturing and environmental impact. The field-based site for this workshop will be at the edge of an old Vermont farm where it meets a state wetland area. We will also collaborate on a mixed-medium sculpture and you’ll have the opportunity to learn some basic blacksmithing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a project and leave with resources for your classroom. We’ll make connections to NGSS as well as incorporating “21st century skills” and leaving lots of room for participants to make additional personal curricular connections.

About the Instructor:
Greg Young is an educator with 10+ years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional high schools. He has worked as a high school science teacher, and also as an advisor at the Met School. He taught a pre-engineering and STE(A)M classes at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center. He has served as the VT State Liaison for the New England Secondary Schools Consortium, as well as an instructional coach in Big Picture Learning schools in VT and around the country. Greg holds a masters degree in Ecological Teaching
and Learning from Lesley University, and is a ‘small’ paper away from a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island.