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Project Slice: Food, Soil and Climate Change Workshop


Public school teachers


Target grades: K-12
Subject areas: Science teachers

Join educators from Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Dutchess County BOCES for a one-day workshop diving into the connections between food, soil and climate change. Participants will engage in schoolyard ecology protocols they can implement with their students, build skills for project design and assessment and increase their content knowledge in climate science and its relationship to soil health and food production.

We will discuss ideas for modifying workshop materials for all grade levels and science disciplines and invite all interested K-12 science educators to join!

Teacher Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the how changes to weather patterns and global temperatures due to climate change impact soil health
  • Explore connections between soil health and food production
  • Conduct hands-on protocols to explore soil ecology
  • Learn the essential elements of project based instruction
  • Develop skills in designing and implementing formative and summative assessments in a project based unit

Since space is limited, we will accept teachers on a first come, first served basis. The Registration Fee covers the cost of snacks, coffee, materials, tuition, and activities.

For questions or comments, please contact:
Rebecca Van Tassell
845-677-7600 x326