Laura S

In June of 2017 I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Hougham  from the UWEX and a team of K-12 educators from the Omaha Public Schools as we practiced inquiry based activities, data collection, and STEM based activities. These amazing educators were able to collect data with DOTs kits and use their collected data to begin to tell their "story" of this beautiful experience in a setting so very different than what they know in Nebraska. In the unique setting of the springs of the Homosassa River & the Chassahowitzka River, the collaborative team stretched their thinking to apply what they experienced to their classrooms and students, increasing their science literacy skills and deepening curriculum connections.  As the school year has started this fall, I've been able to first-hand see the renewed energy and continuing impact on this group of teachers from this much appreciated and unique collaboration with UWEX.