Scientist in Every Florida School
To kick off the Scientist in Every Florida School project, TESI hosted a one-day workshop on January 19, 2019, at the Randell Research Center on Pine Island, Fla. There, teachers from five Florida counties, Florida Museum staff, and UF faculty gathered to discuss needs, brainstorm strategies, and chart the path forward. Read more about the kickoff meeting in this blog post by Adania Flemming.
Kickoff Workshop Materials
January, 19th 2019
Environmental Issues in Florida PowerPoint
Wrap-Up Document & Next Steps
Photos from the Kickoff Workshop
The Randell Research Center hosted the Moonshot kickoff event. Thank you to their staff for being such incredible hosts!
Dr. Bruce MacFadden gave the opening remarks and mapped the vision for the moonshot.
Dr. Shari Ellis presents on the pre-survey results.
Workshop participants discuss in the Randell Research Center’s beautiful classroom.
Adania Flemming and Sadie Mills talked about environmental issues facing Florida. Which issues are already being talked about in classrooms?
During the lunch break, participants took part in a guided tour of the Randell Research Center. Thanks to Kaylin Jablonski and Dr. Bill Marquardt for a great tour!
Participants learned about the Calusa people that inhabited Pine Island, and the archaeology that has revealed the way the lived.
It was a beautiful day to be outside and explore the Calusa Heritage Trail.
This pair of Osprey also made an appearance on the tour!
Back inside, Dr. Antonenko talks about technology in the classroom.
Teachers met in break-out groups to discuss how to implement the moonshot in their classroom.
Scientists also participated in the brainstorming, to provide perspective on their interest and abilities.
The breakout groups were divided by grade-level, so teachers could discuss grade-specific needs.
The kick-off retreat participants, including teachers and administrators from 5 counties, UF faculty, and UF staff.