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Spring 2022 UConn ECE Environmental Science Workshop

Spring 2022 UConn ECE Environmental Science Workshop

On Wednesday, February 23rd,  UConn Early College Experience, and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Environmental Science, Prof. Morty Ortega met with certified NRE Instructors for their annual professional development conference.

Guest Lectures:

  • Evan Ward, Department of Marine Sciences, UConn: “Plastic pollution in marine environments: Knowns, unknowns, and uncertainties”
  • Kelly Crandall, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UConn: “Microplastics, the Microbiome, and how they relate to each other”

*slide from Dr. Ward's presentation

The group also discussed their UConn NRE 1000E courses they are offering in their high schools with Dr. Ortega.

 

UConn Environmental Science courses offered through ECE.

Fall 2021 UConn ECE SPSS Workshop

Fall 2021 UConn ECE Marine Sciences Workshop

On Friday, October 22nd,  UConn Early College Experience, and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems (SPSS), Dr. Julia Kuzovkina met with certified SPSS Instructors for their professional development workshop.

Prof. Morty Ortega  (also UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Environmental Science) shared a presentation with the group "Generation Z, who are they? How we can work with them?" and letter led a discussion with the instructions on teaching agricultural sciences to Generation Z.

UConn SPSS courses offered through ECE.

Spring 2021 UConn ECE Environmental Science Workshop

Spring 2021 UConn ECE Environmental Science Workshop

On Tuesday, April 27th  UConn Early College Experience and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for Natural Resources and the Environment, Dr. Morty Ortega met with certified NRE 1000E: Environmental Science Instructors for their annual professional development workshop. The meeting was focused on “Environmental Justice in Your Community” with a special presentation by Parker McMullen Bushman Director of Extension for the City and County of Denver from Colorado State University.

Later in the morning Dr. Ortega spoke with the certified Instructors about COVID -19 and Wildlife and later how the pandemic has affected the class environment.

UConn ECE Environmental Science courses offered through ECE.