Register now for the CASE Conference 2015: Teaching STEM with Biomimicry

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Register now for the CASE Conference 2015: Teaching STEM with Biomimicry

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University and Biomimicry New England are pleased to present the 2015 CASE Conference to be held at the Conant Science and Mathematics Center at Bridgewater State University on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:00 - 9:00 PM.  The registration fee of $30.00 includes all sessions and a buffet dinner. 
Registration is now open!  Please register via http://tinyurl.com/Conference-Registration-2015 
For the Conference schedule and workshop descriptions, please visit thefollowing link: 
 http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/prek-12-teachers
 
 About the 2015 CASE Conference:
Biomimicry is the process of emulating nature's strategies - which have been evolving for 3.8 billion years -  to solve complex human problems.   The conference will provide K-12 teachers with the opportunity to enhance science and mathematics teaching and learning by engaging students with nature's lessons.  Teachers will leave the conference with sample projects, activities and lessons they can include in their teaching.
 
Conference highlights include

 - Two hands-on workshop sessions that provide K-12 teachers with ideas, lessons and sample projects;

 - Plenary session by Sam Stier, Founding Director of the Center for Learning with Nature, a non-profit effort providing curricula and
professional development to teachers to enrich STEM engagement in the classroom.  The presentation, The Role of Nature in STEM Education,  will investigate what role the natural world has beyond biology in enhancing STEM education, into subjects such as engineering, design, general science, chemistry, and mathematics.  Participants will explore the exciting rolenature-augmented education has in enriching STEM teachers' craft and experience;

-  Keynote address by John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and President of the Beyond Benign Foundation.   Dr. Warner's presentation, Green Chemistry and Biomimicry in Materials Design, will include a description of projects at the Warner Babcock Institute that illustrate the use of molecular level biomimicry as examples of green chemistry.

If you have any questions, please contact Maura Whittemore, Administrative
Assistant for CASE at mwhittemore@bridgew.edu or Kim McCoy, Assistant Director for CASE, at kmccoy@bridgew.edu