Applications for 2022 Are Open!!!
Earth Ed is a two-part program designed to help educators teach great science through professional development and long-term in-house outreach.
Photo Credit: Doug Levere
Making science curriculum relevant is often a challenge for teachers. With assistance and support from research faculty and graduate students, explore how to incorporate local issues into your curriculum. Make the science relevant!
Incorporate real and locally relevant community projects and science into your curriculum with assistance from graduate students and research faculty. Heather Thuman (far left) and Kristin Wolfram (center) from Williamsville District High School, and Brian Stuhlmiller from Cuba-Rushford District High School taking sediment cores from Bizer Creek on UB North Campus.
Explore local nature centers and other educational resources in and around Buffalo-Niagara. Work with UB faculty at these locations! EarthEd 2021 Educators with Dr. Holly Schreiber at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve, Hamburg, New York.
Touch and see the very things you teach from real life Glaciologists, Geochemists, and Climate Change Researchers. Chris Riley, educator from Lancaster District High School, and Dr. Jason Briner, Climate Change Group at UB.
Learn about Geohazards research and how research into volcanoes, landslides, and earthquakes is saving lives worldwide. Learn how you can model simple and inexpensive lessons brought to you by our faculty into your classroom. Ingo Sonder at the UB Geohazards Field Station.
Don’t have a research lab? Use your city as a laboratory! Carbon uptake, water supply, contamination and pollution solutions, migratory bird surveys; it is there to be studied. Discover how to incorporate citizen science into your curriculum and bring your classroom into the community.
Implementing STEM curriculum can be done anywhere! Discover how the city around you can be investigated and how your students can incorporate their new found content knowledge, math and analysis skills to solve local issues. Environmental Scientists from both the Department of Environment & Sustainability and the Department of Geology at UB can show you how any environment can make ecology relevant.
Memorizing content and formulas is the foundation of learning; experiencing the wonders of STEM is where the growth really happens. Connecting to the world around us only truly happens through interaction. Experience moments unattainable through chalk and talk.
2022 Welcomes the School of Architecture to the programming!
The images above are from ARC 633 “Cementitious” headed by Chris Romano, co-taught with Kim Meehan. Cementitious is a materials research course taught at UB’s Architecture Fabrication Lab in Parker Hall – South Campus. Students learned the history, precedents, and modern research components in creating soil compression bricks. Many projects included the use of microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) as a carbon-neutral alternative to Portland Cement.
Previous and Current Support and Participation to UB EarthEd include the following:
EarthEd is Looking for Sponsors
Why should you sponsor?
This is a no-cost educational opportunity for K-12 professionals in your area! Currently, EarthEd was launched in 2021 solely through volunteer commitments from research faculty and graduate students at the University at Buffalo with a limited budget supported by in-house donors. While our inaugural year was a great success, we firmly believe that we can do more. With support from local businesses and individuals, through financial or service donations, we will be able to accept more educators into our program and give them support in their classrooms throughout the school year. Consider becoming a sponsor today! Email us at email@example.com.
This outreach program is run by the clinical faculty in the Departments of Environment & Sustainability and Geology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. To contact Dr. Nick Henshue with EVS directly, click below.
Get In Touch
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To contact Dr. Kim Meehan with GLY directly, click below.
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126 Cooke Hall Buffalo, New York 14260