The South Dakota Discovery Center offers an array of curricular resources that will engage your learners in inquiry based, hands-on exploration of watersheds and the world at large.
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is an international science and education project that involves students in investigating the Earth's Systems through collecting data using standardized protocols, reporting data using an internationally accessible database, and participating in research projects and field campaigns.
GLOBE is active in 112 countries with over 66,000 teachers participating world wide.
Students who participate in GLOBE:
GLOBE equips teachers to meet standards by using science and engineering practices to explore disciplinary core ideas.
While the GLOBE resources are freely available through the website, only GLOBE trained teachers can enter data into the GLOBE database. The database is a connection to thousands of other students and teachers around the world as well as research scientists.mini-grants application.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a multi-disciplinary curriculum dedicated to teaching about all aspects of water. The hands-on activities engage learners in understanding important water concepts. Curriculum available only through training. A sampler curriculum is available for $5.00 to cover shipping and handling. Contact Anne to request a sampler or schedule a training (minimum 8 participants. Check the Professional Development. page for upcoming workshops.
The Leopold Education Project uses the writings of Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac to help students explore and think about the natural world. Participants will learn to “read the landscape” and in the spirit of Leopold use their journals to record data, make observations, analyze situations, reflect on questions. Curriculum which includes A Sand County Almanac is available only through a workshop.
To schedule a half day training, please contact Anne Lewis.
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