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Monday, December 12 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Splash Screen: Students Engaging Local Watersheds Using Mobile Technologies

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Combine Place Based Education (project based learning experienced outside the classroom alongside community experts) with Mobile Learning to teach about watersheds. You will be given apps and other resources for environmental education, technology integration strategies and lessons learned from the pilot and evaluation done by the Science Museum of Museum. Splash Screen is a pilot project created by Twin Cities PBS in partnership with Urban 4H with funding provide by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, that is designed to foster environmental stewardship of water resources in youth living in urban Minnesota communities.


Heather Benedict

Consultant, Heather Benedict, LLC
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Sarah Carter

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS/SciGirls
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Joan Freese

Director, Educational & Digital Media and Ready To, Twin Cities PBS
Joan Freese is an Emmy Award winning educational technologist at Twin Cities PBS, | in St. Paul, Minnesota, focusing on projects for K-8 students, parents, and educators. | She is digital producer of SciGirls, a transmedia enterprise that encourages tween girls | in STEM, and principle investigator of SciGIrls Code, a national connected learning | project that introduces middle school girls to computer science. She also directs TPT’s | Ready to... Read More →

Monday December 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:20am