About The Program
The CASE (Changing Alaska Science Education) for enhancing understanding of climate change program partners science graduate teaching fellows with K-12 teachers in the state of Alaska. Graduate fellows work in the classroom alongside of teachers to help teach hands-on science and to present research in a real world context.
Program goals include:
1) improving science communication skills among graduate students;
2) engaging and inspiring K-12 students to follow science careers;
3) demonstrating that science is stimulating, creative, and fun.
Fellow Gabrielle Vance and second grade teacher Deedee Chavez take students to Pearl Creek's back yard to learn more about trees from activities such as tree coring.
Past fellow Sophie Gilbert was a finalist in the national GK-12 contest “Science in a minute” for her podcast entitled “Predators and Prey: the race for survival.” Click here to see the podcasts and access other educational materieals based on Spophie's research!