Earth Science: Water is Life

This course explores the science of water how human behavior has impacted the hydrologic cycle and the implications this has on climate change. Students will learn about water systems, ecology, storm management and conservation methods used to mitigate some of the factors that are rapidly moving us towards a planetary water crisis. Students will learn the value of water, the importance of the different type of aquatic ecosystems and the importance of conservation efforts that protect water systems and all natural spaces. There will be optional assignments to deepen students’ engagement with the material and strengthen their creativity and problem solving skills.

Presenter: Shelagh Brown

Days/Times: Tues/Thurs  2:30 – 3:15 pm

8 sessions

Grade Level: 6-12th

Shelagh Brown is an educator, writer, clinician and cultural worker who facilitates educational and healing spaces for people and communities most impacted by oppressive systems. She creates a fun, inclusive, learning centered environment for teenagers, young adults and adults of all ages and learning capacities. Shelagh holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Herbal Sciences and a Master of Science in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine from Bastyr University, and is currently completing both a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Social Justice as well as a MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College. Shelagh facilitates all her classes, workshops and trainings through an anti-oppression lens, and specializes in all things biosciences, particularly human, plant, medical and nutritional sciences. She also has a background in sustainable agriculture and whole food nutrition and cooking, in addition to teaching yoga and meditation for many years. Shelagh has worked with students at Bastyr University, Seattle Youth Garden Works at Seattle Tilth and the Rainier Scholars, in addition to presenting at numerous professional conferences in her fields. Shelagh was recently offered one of mentor teaching artist positions for 2020 with the organization Creative Justice. Health sciences, nutrition, urban permaculture and ecology, plant identification, biology, chemistry, botanical sciences, East Asian Medicine are some of the many subjects Shelagh can provide expert instruction in.

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