In March 2023 I personally took two different asynchronous courses by EarthGen. I maintain my teaching certificate so I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to get clock hours and STEM clock hours. I signed up for both Foundations of Climate Science (3 STEM clock hours) and Climate Change in Every Classroom: Cultivating Agricultural Knowledge (12 STEM Clock Hours). I was VERY impressed with both of the workshops I took via EarthGen. As someone who designs lots of asynchronous learning it was clear to me that these courses were thoughtfully designed with a focus on the organization of the courses and the quality of the learning activities. Another note is that you will spend the listed amount of time learning…there is no rushing through the courses. But you also won’t want to- I found myself sinking into many of the optional resources they provided. I would say that the Cultivating Agricultural Knowledge is one of the best workshops I’ve ever taken- the course is thoughtfully designed and the content is highly engaging. (Because my wife is CEO of our local food bank I also appreciated the intersection of science, climate, and the food system.)
Below you will find descriptions of three workshops that are available.
Registration ends May 30th, 2023 and all courses must be completed by June 7th.
Foundations of Climate Change: (3 STEM Clock Hours)
This course will introduce you to climate change and begin interpreting climate science data. You will explore ways to take action with your students and think about how to bring this work back to your classroom. Register here!
Climate Change in Every Classroom Series- Cultivating Agricultural Knowledge (12 STEM Clock Hours)
This course will introduce you to the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Washington. You will work through modules about first foods, farmworkers, and water and irrigation. This course will culminate with an opportunity to bring your learning to your classroom. Register here!
Climate Change in Every Classroom Series- Season of Smoke (12 STEM Clock Hours)
This course will introduce you to the impacts of climate change on wildfire, heat, and air quality. You will work through modules on air quality, agriculture, and displacement and explore the intersection they have with the Season of Smoke. This course will culminate with an opportunity to bring the learning back to your own classroom. Register here!