ED038:
Teaching systems thinking: Integrating Earth and global change science into formal and informal education





Session ID#: 26380

Session Description:
An important challenge for educators in the 21st Century is to enhance public understanding of the interconnectedness of Earth system processes, and the causes and consequences of global change to enable informed societal action. However, the foundational Earth systems knowledge necessary to comprehend the various factors and feedbacks that drive global change often falls outside traditional core science curricula, or Earth science is taught as a separate subject. In response to the need for integrated instruction, the Next Generation Science Standards include Earth and Space Science K-12 learning progressions that support the development of systems thinking. Currently, there are no standard methods or templates to support teachers, school districts, or supplemental providers with the implementation of these and other Earth system standards. We invite educators and scientists to share their methods for integrating Earth systems into instruction, and mechanisms for enhancing public understanding of global change processes.
Primary Convener:  Jessica Rebecca Bean, University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States
Conveners:  Joseph Levine, Organization for Tropical Studies, Boston, MA, United States and Aleeza Oshry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bess Caplan1, Amanda Morrison2, John C Moore2 and Alan R. Berkowitz1, (1)Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Aleeza Oshry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD, United States and Jessica Rebecca Bean, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Clarissa Toupin1, Jessica Rebecca Bean2, Katie Gavenus3, Heidi Johnson3 and Steven Toupin1, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Homer, AK, United States
Joseph Levine, Organization for Tropical Studies, Boston, MA, United States and Jessica Rebecca Bean, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Jessica Rebecca Bean1, Kristen Mitchell1, Kathleen Zoehfeld1, Aleeza Oshry2, Anthony J Menicucci1, Lisa D White1 and Charles R. Marshall1, (1)University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD, United States
Shaleen Jain, University of Maine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Orono, ME, United States, Tim Baker, Independent Consultant, Brunswick, ME, United States, Joshua Crofton-Macdonald, Woodard and Curran, Bangor, ME, United States and Michael Scott, University of Maine, New Media, Orono, ME, United States
Susann Pinter, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Sandra J. Carlson, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Anthony J Menicucci, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States; University of California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA, United States and Jessica Rebecca Bean, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Anne U Gold, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Susan M Sullivan, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Cheryl L.B. Manning, Cheryl Manning Science Education Consulting, NESTA President, Evergreen, CO, United States, Tamara S Ledley, Harvard University, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Cambridge, MA, United States, Elizabeth Youngman, Busy Bee Productions, Sun Valley, ID, United States, Jennifer Taylor, University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Karin Kirk, Freelance Educational Writer, Northfield, MN, United States, Jeff Lockwood, TERC, Durham, ME, United States, Monica Z Bruckner, Carleton College, SERC, Northfield, MN, United States and Sean Fox, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, United States
Sara Joan ElShafie, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Jessica Rebecca Bean, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States, Tamara S Ledley, Harvard University, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Cambridge, MA, United States, Carey Stanton, National Wildlife Federation, Austin, TX, United States, John Fraser, New Knowledge Organization, LLC, New York, United States and Gail A Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
Don Duggan-Haas1, Timothy S White2 and Robert M Ross1, (1)Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park, PA, United States
Emily E Gochis, Stephanie Tubman, Tony Matthys, Gregg Bluth, Douglas Oppliger, Brian Danhoff and Jacqueline E Huntoon, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States

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