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Welcome to the event schedule and directory for the 13th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 20-21, 2019. Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Wednesday, November 20 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Planting SEEds for Water Education: Using the New UT Science Standards

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Planting SEEds for Water Education: Using the New UT Science Standards

Summary:
Curious about what the new Science with Engineering Education Standards (SEEd) may mean for your education programs? Join USEE & GSLI to Join us to focus on phenomena, dive in to the three-dimensions of science learning and discover how to be a "guide on the side" to help students engage in the practice of science.

Full Abstract:
This year, the Utah State Board of Education adopted new standards, the Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) standards for K-5th and secondary education. These new standards will be implemented starting next school year. This follows the adoption and implementation of SEEd for 6-8th grade last school year. Why does it matter? If you conduct outreach or education programs for K-12th grade it's time to update and revise your programs. There have been two main shifts in science content for K-12th grade. 1) Content areas have shifted between grades, and 2) The practice of science teaching and learning will change to adapt to these standards, modeled after the Next Generation Science Standards. We know that teachers will need help addressing these new standards and there is no better way to do this than by working with community organizations and agencies to provide students with hands-on experiences in the practice of science. Join us to dig into what this means for outreach providers: focus on phenomena, dive in to the three-dimensions of science learning and discover how to be a "guide on the side" to help students engage in the practice of science. The Utah Society for Environmental Education will share more about the new standards and the Great Salt Lake Institute will demonstrate what it looks like to develop a program that addresses SEEd. Participants will receive resources from USEE and GSLI that they can use to help inform the development of educational programming.

Speakers
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Alex Porpora

Executive Director, Utah Society for Environmental Education
Alex is the Executive Director of the Utah Society for Environmental Education, the Utah Affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. She serves on the Affiliate Network Steering Committee.
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Jaimi Butler

Coordinator, Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College
Jaimi Butler is the coordinator of the Great Salt Lake Institute, housed at Westminster College. Despite the Great Salt Lakes’ reputation for being inhospitable, Jaimi fell in love with the lake and made it her place. After graduating with her Fisheries and Wildlife degree from... Read More →



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