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Friday, September 29 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Place-based STEM Education in Alaska: Examples from REACH Up (Raising Education Achievement through Cultural Heritage)

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Participants will work with free program resources available through the UAF K-12 Outreach office’s REACH Up program. The REACH Up curriculum features place-based and culturally relevant STEM lessons for Alaskan students in grades 6th-12th.

The REACH Up curriculum highlights the Bering Strait region, with climate change themes of high interest to citizens throughout the Arctic and Subarctic. During the session we will highlight classroom lessons on current vegetation research, including the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that involve documenting and analyzing shrub expansion onto the tundra ecosystem.  These activities were developed with contributions from local scientists Dr. Ken Tape, UAF, and Dr. Gerald Frost, ABR, Inc.


Yuri Bult-Ito

University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Sally Kieper

Lead Curriculum Developer, UAF K-12 Outreach
Place-based, STEM, and culturally relevant education

Sam Norlin

PI, University of Alaska Fairbanks
STEM K-12 teacher professional development and student curriculum. Programs from the K-12 Outreach Office such as ASMP, ATP and Educators Rising. Potential for collaboration for further K-12 STEM teacher PD programs.

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 246