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Kampong Science Teacher Enrichment

The Kampong Science Teacher Enrichment program exposes participants to several botanical and environmental science experts through in-depth lectures, field visits and hands –on activities. Our faculty present on topics for use in the environmental science, human geography, and biology curricula, and that include connections to the human populations. In addition, participants engage on in-depth discussions on aligning curricula with NGSS and Florida standards, and they have the opportunity to develop and share curricular materials learned with assistance from other STEM experts and veteran teachers.

We are focusing on themes related to Resilience of Caribbean Urban Ecosystems. We are offering two one-day sessions scheduled for June 10-11, 2019, for up to 25 local middle and high school teachers in natural science and human geography.

In KSTEP 2019: Resilience of Caribbean Urban Ecosystems, FIU scientists will introduce participants to the Kampong’s vast collection of exotic fruit, palms, cycads, and flowering trees and discuss cutting-edge research related to:

  • Belowground ecological processes in the Caribbean region and root plant potential adaptations to climate change
  • Identifying Caribbean trees and monitoring Miami’s urban trees

In addition, participants will receive a toolkit with starter materials to conduct all of the exercises presented in their classrooms.