Join SECOORA for a webinar on April 27 at 3:30 PM ET to learn about a new comprehensive fourth grade, virtual-learning science unit on the water cycle, weather, climate, and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities.
Faculty from the University of Georgia (UGA) Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant (MAREX-GSG) will present “Water Shapes our Planet and our Lives,” a new, virtual curriculum that teaches water, weather and climate topics through the 21st century lens of climate change. The curriculum covers traditional science standards for upper elementary and middle school students (grades 4-6) and includes ocean and climate literacy to prepare youth to engage in climate change conversations. The curriculum contains a series of interactive lessons created using Pear Deck for Google Slides and video tutorials of hands-on activities that reinforce each lesson. A limited number of activity kits are available by request, and a final activity is available for educators to prompt their students to communicate about climate change and how it impacts animals on Earth.
Meet the Presenters
Katy Smith is the Water Quality Program Coordinator at MAREX-GSG. She works out of Brunswick, GA and provides outreach and education related to water quality, coastal ecology and stewardship.
Jill Gambill is the Coastal Community Resilience Specialist for MAREX-GSG. She works out of Athens, GA and provides technical assistance to help coastal communities prepare for and adapt to climate change impacts, like extreme weather events and flooding from sea level rise.
Nina Sassano is an Educator and Intern Coordinator for MAREX-GSG. She is stationed at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium (MECA) on Skidaway Island. She facilitates the year-long Marine Education Fellowship Program, as well as seasonal student opportunities, and provides educational programs for K-12 students and adult audiences.