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ASDSA 2022: Changing Boreal Forest is a Course

ASDSA 2022: Changing Boreal Forest

1 credit

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Full course description

UAA ED 580.505

1 credit, $104

Dates: Block A-Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24th & 25th 8am-4pm(Synchronous zoom sessions)

  • Asynchronous work for the course continues May 31st-June3rd

Instructors:  Gino Graziano and Alex Wenninger

Description: The course will introduce teachers to science projects that explore the changing boreal forest. All projects will involve data collection to contribute to larger bodies of information for researchers that are studying changes to boreal forests. Each of the class projects are designed to collectively share data between different classes, schools, school districts, and data collected by others. Teachers will learn methods to guide students in developing hypotheses, summarizing data, and writing reports. Teachers will learn about data collection tools such as Google Apps, Arc GIS online, iNaturalist, and related mobile applications. Students will learn about various components of the natural world in their communities including ecological interactions between plants, insects, worms, slugs, and higher order animals along with how changes in climate and invasive species can impact those ecological interactions.