Overview

 

The 2014 STEM Ecology Forum is being held in conjunction with USM's Department of Environmental Science and the College of Science, Technology and Health.

 

The Forum offers a unique opportunity for Maine's K-12 teachers and students to showcase their approaches to identifying and addressing challenges to Maine’s environment.

 

Representatives from colleges and non-profits will share their knowledge and expertise with the presenters, offering feedback and encouragement, and identifying new opportunities for research and collaboration.

 

Structure

  • Presentations and poster sessions describing innovative K-12 environmental projects

  • Dialogue and networking between educators, students and experts in the field

  • Light breakfast and lunch provided

 

Benefits to teachers

  • Professional development and learning opportunity: all attendees will be awarded .65 CEUs.

  • Exchange of ideas and approaches involving educators, scientists and environmental experts

  • Potential for increasing the number of cutting edge K-12 ecology initiatives and the resources to support these efforts

 

Benefits to colleges and non-profits

  • Understanding how faculty, researchers and environmental educators can work with and support the efforts of K-12 teachers and students 

  • Opportunity to promote educational and career paths in the field of environmental studies, research and policy making

Who should attend

  • Teachers and students interested in learning about and implementing cutting edge environmental projects

  • Scientists, engineers and members of the business community committed to advancing environmental education and policy making

Connecting Maine’s Teachers, Students and the Environmental Community