Sep 092013

A new school year begins and our Fellows are back in the classrooms!  As always, we enjoy bragging on our Fellows, Partner-teachers, and districts, so here are a couple of recent GK-12 community happenings that we’re proud to be a part of.

Olivet’s Salmon in the Classroom (SIC) project

2013-05-13 Salmon Release (4)

Students in Russ Stolberg’s 8th grade classroom (with Fellow Jake Nalley) raised salmon fry from the DNR Wolf Lake hatchery during the 2012-2013 school year. In May, the class traveled to the MSU main campus to release the 4-inch fry into the Red Cedar River. The Olivet salmon project received first page honors on the Olivet Community Schools Newsletter, The Oakum, which you can read here.

2013-05-13 Salmon Release (1)

GK-12 Fellow Developed Lesson Plans go to Vegas!

Our Lessons Page and Interactive Lessons Table now contains full access to 90 Fellow and Partner-Teacher developed lessons for use in the classroom! Lesson content spans ecology and evolutionary biology, covering topics from nutrient cycling to predator-prey interactions, and folks from outside the K-12 Partnership are beginning to access our resources.

Recently, the Forest Service in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (northwest of Las Vegas) has adapted the Invasive Species Game to their environment as a stewardship lesson for students and teachers traveling to their new visitor’s center.