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New Orleans Parish Educators: Join Public Lab for our March Microplastics Workshop!

by purl | February 09, 2021 16:54 09 Feb 16:54 | #25636 | #25636

Date: March 21st, 2021

Location: Remote/Online

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and closing on March 14th.

Eligible Participants: High School Educators (in the New Orleans area)

Stipends: Educators who participate in this workshop will receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the training, and two Public Lab Kits (the Babylegs Aquatic Trawl and the Microscope kit valued at $70)

Contact: Purl Feldman, purl@publiclab.org, @purl

Join us in New Orleans to learn about Community Science Programming on Microplastics for the classroom!

This workshop brings together high school educators from the New Orleans area to learn about our Messages from the Mississippi series, which is aimed to engage students in hands-on learning about microplastics in the Mississippi River. Participating educators will explore Public Lab's microplastics curriculum, and learn how to work with students to do field research, collect samples, learn about data analysis, and share their findings. Through this curricula, students will consider their roles as environmental stewards, explore advocacy pathways and social change tools to respond to the challenge of microplastics pollution. Highlights of this workshop:

  • Build a Babylegs Aquatic Trawl
  • Build Public Lab's Community Microscope
  • Meet other local educators
  • Interact with our Messages from the Mississippi curricula
  • Connect with the Public Lab community and mission

Please send our Education Associate, Purl (purl@publiclab.org) an email with your contact information and mailing address if you are interested in attending. Seats are limited to the first ten folks to sign up.


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