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STEM Ed Announcement: CASE Conference 2015: Teaching STEM with Biomimicry

This is not a UMass Amherst program.
 Contact information is below.
 CASE Conference 2015:  Teaching STEM with Biomimicry
 Registration is now open!
 The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State
 University and Biomimicry New England are pleased to present the 2015
 CASE Conference,  Teaching STEM with Biomimicry.    Biomimicry is the
 process of emulating nature's strategies - which have been evolving for
 3.8 billion years -  to solve complex human problems.   The conference
 will provide K-12 teachers with the opportunity to enhance science and
 mathematics teaching and learning by engaging students with nature's
 lessons.  Teachers will leave the conference with sample projects,
 activities and lessons they can include in their teaching. The
 conference will be held at the Conant Science and Mathematics Center at
 Bridgewater State University on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:00 -
 9:00 PM.
 Conference highlights include
 - Two hands-on workshop sessions that provide K-12 teachers with ideas,
 - lessons and sample projects;
 - Plenary session by Sam Stier, Founding Director of the Center for
 - Learning with Nature, a non-profit effort providing curricula and
 - professional development to teachers to enrich STEM engagement in the
 - classroom. The presentation, The Role of Nature in STEM Education,
 - will investigate what role the natural world has beyond biology in
 - enhancing STEM education, into subjects such as engineering, design,
 - general science, chemistry, and mathematics.  Participants will
 - explore the exciting role nature-augmented education has in enriching
 - STEM teachers craft and experience;
 -  Keynote address by John Warner, President and Chief Technology
 - Officer at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and
 - President of the Beyond Benign Foundation.   Dr. Warners
 - presentation, Green Chemistry and Biomimicry in Materials Design,
 - will include a description of projects at the Warner Babcock
 - Institute that illustrate the use of molecular level biomimicry as
 - examples of green chemistry.
 The registration fee of $30.00 includes all sessions and a buffet
 For the Conference schedule and workshop descriptions, please visit the
 following link:   http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/prek-12-teachers
 Please register via http://tinyurl.com/Conference-Registration-2015
 If you have any questions, please contact Maura Whittemore,
 Administrative Assistant for CASE at
 mwhittemore@bridgew.edu<mailto:mwhittemore@bridgew.edu> or Kim McCoy,
 Assistant Director for CASE at

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