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Thursday, March 29 • 10:30am - 4:00pm
Climate change, biodiversity, and ticks -- Developing complex solutions to the complex problem of Lyme Disease in the United States

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As climate around the world changes in a variety of complex ways, we are already witnessing incredible shifts in the survival of small invertebrates like ticks and mosquitoes. This is important in part because tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases now follow different patterns, and will affect humans in new and unexpected ways.

In this deep dive we will zoom in on a specific disease that is a big problem in some regions of the United States -- Lyme Disease. Using current data available from various scientific and governmental organizations, participants will develop and refine complex scientific models, representing ecosystem components including feeding relationships, climate variables, and the scale of different populations. They will use these complex models to make predictions and propose solutions. This process of learning through models, using models to make predictions and explanations about complex systems, is a core part of the work we do in science curriculum at New Visions for Public Schools and the American Museum of Natural History.

We believe that engaging with complex current phenomena is the way to ensure K-12 science students are learning science, not just learning about science. Through this experience, participants will not just learn about a specific instance of tick-borne disease; they will also consider together how engaging with such thorny problems can be a routine part of K-12 science.

Speakers
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Adriana Aquino-Gerard

American Museum of Natural History
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Michelle Ott

Science Teacer, New Visions for Public Schools
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Kiran Purohit

Director, Curriculum & Instruction, New Visions for Public Schools
Project-Based LearningScience curriculum designUrban high schools
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John Salazar

Instructional Specialist - Science, New Visions for Public Schools


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 207