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For Equity and Justice, Start Where Students Are and Help Them Find Answers

Students from Longsjo Middle School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, at the EcoTarium

We recently revised our mission and vision statements, and described our efforts to address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in several of our research projects. We know that this was only a beginning. As we said, “We are still learning how to design science, technology, engineering, and mathematics resources that are more socially […]

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Bio4Community

Una gota rompe la piedra mural by Layqa Nuna Yawar. Photo by Kristen Rae Miranda. Used with permission.

In collaboration with Rutgers University, UNC Greensboro, and middle school students and teachers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, we are investigating the development and implementation of life science materials that support local, consequential learning.

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Wildfire Module Now Freely Available

The American West is burning. Wildfires rage, firefighters battle to contain fires, families are forced to evacuate their homes, and smoke chokes neighborhoods hundreds of miles away. Multiple years of drought have desiccated trees, shrubs, and grasses and transformed the western United States into a tinderbox. Air Quality Index and active fires in the western […]

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