We are using a scientist‐educator network to crowd-source development and dissemination of transformative high school STEM curriculum related to critical real‐world issues such as climate change, food security, and environmental sustainability. Our preliminary work demonstrates that a scientist‐educator network will create exciting professional development opportunities for teacher leaders, while driving a nationwide, sustainable and systemic change in high school STEM education.
“Sustainable food security affects all of us and needs to be taught so that students can actively engage in helping the planet and themselves”
“ Kids can gain so much respect for the environment through raising animals and growing plants so this project is perfect for fostering that respect”
“I would love to show students how easy and effective sustainability can be achieved”
“Aquaponics has so much to offer our students involving hands-on, authentic science. Every class can start a system whether it is in the city or way out in the country. Science in the classrooms is heading to the implementation of science practices (NGSS) where the student is immersed in science as a scientist, and this curriculum will be invaluable in helping with that goal”
"To have my students apply their own knowledge to a real world problem that will affect their lives past and hope that they continue their learning and interest outside of my classroom."