Environmental education and technology and the Insectarium

Environmental education and technology do not have to be incompatible. In fact, simple technology can be a great gateway to a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world. The Insectarium has found that kids love catching bugs and they love sharing their finds with their friends and families even more. This sharing of their findings, made possible via Google Sites, brings the learning out of the classroom and embeds it into the whole family. During this session, we’ll discuss how the Missoula Insectarium uses Google Sites during its Summer Bug Camps to help students track data around the bugs they have caught and the simple experiments that they have done. Teachers will get to conduct a simple experiment and make a model Google Site to track their results. There will be time to brainstorm ways in which this technology can integrate into existing units and how teachers can make use of the outdoor areas surrounding their own schoolyards. Everyone will leave with a simple guide to building Google Sites.

Outdoor Education
Location: MC 338 Date: August 2, 2018 Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Carolyn Taber