We invited IB faculty and staff to tell us about their summer highlights. Kate Munkittrick provided this account. Ms. Munkittrick is a Theory of Knowledge/Inquiry Skills Teacher and IB CAS Coordinator.
This summer I had a chance to attend a conference at the University of Florida on Teaching Florida’s Climates (put on by the Florida Humanities Council; https://www.cpet.ufl.edu/teachers/humanities-and-the-sunshine-state/2018-program/).
The conference focused on teaching about Florida’s unique ecology and how climate change education can be incorporated into any classroom. We visited the Austin Carey research forest, traveled out to UF’s marine lab on Sea Horse Key, and kayaked to springs on the Santa Fe River, all while talking with experts on literature, biology, anthropology, etc.
I’ve included some photos, and they have a Facebook page as well that should have photos.
They also do summer workshops for students which sound fantastic!
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