In partnership with Dr. Tate Holbrook, associate professor of biology, and the St. Simons Land Trust, science teacher candidates from the College have been working alongside scientists at Cannon's Point Preserve to develop curriculum aimed at engaging youth in the authentic work of coastal ecology.
This service-learning project led by Dr. Amy Sneed, assistant professor of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, has been especially valuable in providing future science teachers first-hand experiences in "doing science" that they can translate into their own classrooms.
Senior teacher candidate Samantha Laarman shared that "it was such a great experience to get hands-on experience in the field and work with scientists to develop different lessons."
Once released, the curriculum can be used by local educators to get their own students excited about and involved in exploring the natural assets of our region.
Scientists collaborating on this service-learning project were Tate Holbrook, Stephanie Knox, Adam Mackinnon, Eugene Keferl, and Susan Shipman.