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Stem for All Video Showcase, May 5 - 12, 2020. View/Discuss/Vote.  (various photos of students from films)

VCU Life Sciences, School of Education participate in 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase

May 6, 2020

“Bivalves as Ecosystems Sustaining Treasures (BEST) in Bay Watersheds,” a VCU Center for Environmental Studies, VCU Rice Rivers Center and VCU School of Education collaboration, will be featured in the 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation.  The event will be held online May 5th -12th.

The film, produced by Rice Rivers Center’s Ron Lopez, is part of a three-year National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant awarded to the VCU Life Sciences and VCU School of Education. The grant will provide $447,000 toward Bay Watershed and Education Training (B-WET) student education about the importance of protecting the local watersheds along the James River.

This is the first year of the NOAA grant, which was truncated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the first year objectives were completed, which include: a) design and delivery of our blended teacher professional learning, b) educator implementation of environmental hands-on inquiry lessons in their classrooms, c) students conducting outdoor field studies, and d) students designing their future stewardship action projects. Students were able to share their efforts and future plans at the Virginia State Capital, which they will continue and complete this fall. 

The STEM for All Video Showcase, now in its sixth year, is hosted by TERC, in partnership with: STEMTLnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS for All Teachers, NARST, NCTM, NSTA, NSF INCLUDES, and QEM. The Showcase is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1922641).

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