Enhance understanding of project-based learning and place-based education pedagogical principles and practices within the context of the school community.
Program participation includes technology and training on apps to support an in-depth exploration of the impact of pollution on health.
Seamless connection to Next Gen Science Standards while students identify causes and solutions for different types of pollution. Opportunities for interdisciplinary crossover with Language and Literature, Social Studies, Math, and even Art!
Science and policy intersect as students learn about modes of change and legislative processes while developing action plans to share with community leaders.
For the professional learning workshops, we partner with field experts to enhance content knowledge. Community partners also attend the culminating symposium offering students the opportunity to engage directly with policy makers.
This "Team Science" program provides a unique opportunity for middle school teachers and students to work with field expert partners from:
Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
CUNY School of Law Center for Urban Environmental Reform
NYC Department of Health