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Observe, Wonder, Think: A Green Chemistry Interactive Webinar Series
February 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on October 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm
One event on January 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm
One event on February 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm
One event on March 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm
One event on April 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Calling all K-12 teachers! Create safer, more engaging learning environments by integrating green chemistry and sustainable science principles into your classroom. Join your peers at our monthly professional development series: Observe, Wonder, Think: A Green Chemistry Interactive Webinar Series to learn how! Following NGSS best practice techniques, this webinar series will support K-12 educators to foster “observe, wonder, think” with their students using hands-on green chemistry labs and highlighting real-world green chemistry technologies.
This year, we will be highlighting the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry! Each time we meet, we will focus on a selection of principles, which we will bring those to life with a short, interactive classroom activity and presentations from education speakers demonstrating how they incorporate those principles into their classroom activities and labs.
We encourage you to invite your colleagues and friends to join these virtual discussions. We will provide a certification of participation at the end of every meeting, for use towards PD hours for those of you who can use them for that. This dedicated monthly time is designed to bring the green chemistry community together to advance the field and share ideas and resources for inspiring students through green chemistry!
Check the list below for more information on monthly sessions, which will be updated throughout the year.
Join the Observe, Wonder, Think event connections forum for recordings, recaps, and more opportunities to connect!
Chemical Storage, Lab Safety, and Lab Waste
Presented by Mr. William McMahon Lab Technician, State University of New York (SUNY) Jefferson Community College
09/21/2023; 6PM EST
Mr. McMahon has spent 20 years running the academic science labs and stockrooms at SUNY Jefferson. He will be presenting on chemical storage, lab waste disposal and lab safety. He will share many of the best practices that Jefferson has adopted to promote safety culture in the science division. He will share materials and devote time to a question & answer session.
At November’s Observe, Wonder, Think webinar, Beyond Benign Lead Teachers Stefanie Loomis and Veronica Morabito-Weeks will share principles and resources from Sustainable Science: A Green Approach to Sustainable STEM including flame tests and biomimicry presentations.
Bellingham High School: “Green” Laboratory Research
01/18/2024; 7 PM EST
The Bellingham High School Chemistry team has been researching new “green” chemistry laboratory experiments to replace high-risk experiments. Staff and students have tested over twelve laboratory experiments to determine if the “greener” option is as effective as the traditional experiment. We have also modified existing laboratory experiments to reduce risk. We will look into what has worked for BHS and share ideas for future research.