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'Water Connects Us All: Agriculture and the Environment '

Participants will experience inquiry-based activities showing science practices, crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas associated with the environmental-agricultural issues study of water and soil quality. Through negotiating local environmental issues students can relate to interests and life experiences in their communities and connect to societal problems with water quality. The crosscutting concepts include cause and effect of farming practices, soil and water systems, and stability and change of the environment. An overview of the study as an example of 3-D learning will be given as well as specific lessons and activities for teachers to use in their classrooms.

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Barb Ehlers
Email: ehlersb@uiu.edu
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Point of Contact,Primary Presenter
State: Iowa
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Main Phone: 563-425-5322
Biosketch: Barb Ehlers is a professor at Upper Iowa University (UIU) and has focused her work within the Environmental Issues Instruction program. This program focuses on the development of workshops providing education for teachers and preservice teachers to encourage 5E issue based instruction. Before her work at UIU Barb was an active elementary school teacher and librarian.
Organization/Affiliation: Upper Iowa University
Cathryn Carney
Email: clcarney09@gmail.com
Speaker Order: 1
Author Order: 1
Person Type: Presenter 2
State: Iowa
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Main Phone: 5638890372
Biosketch: Cathryn Carney has been an associate director with Eii for 3 years and is a current graduate student at the University of Iowa. Before pursing her masters at the University of Iowa Cathryn was a high school science teacher and talented and gifted teacher.
Organization/Affiliation: Boyden-Hull