Upcoming: Science & Me Teacher Workshop

December 4, 2012

In collaboration with other organizations including the BUEI, KBB, BZS, Dolphin Quest, and Bermuda National Trust, the Bermuda Education Network [BEN] will be conducting the Science & Me Workshop, a professional development seminar for teachers on December 5, 2012 from 4pm to 6pm at BUEI.

The 2-hour session, sponsored by Link Bermuda, will include five presentations on various science topics such as: “Save Our Seas: How Can We Make Our Seas More Sustainable” and “Healthy Habitats: How Animals Adapt to their Environment.”

“The Science & Me initiative is about helping our schools to take full advantage of education resources offered by local organizations,” states Becky Ausenda, Founder and Executive Director of BEN.

“We are very lucky that Bermuda is so rich in science and we want to show teachers how some of the amazing scientific work on the island fits in with the Cambridge science Curriculum,” continues Ms. Ausenda. She said they designed the Workshop to be a mini “science expo” of useful resources: lesson plans, field trips, experiments they can try with their classes.

Karolyn Lack, Experiential Learning Director at BEN, who works closely with educators and has conducted similar such workshops in the past also added, “By fostering learning through highly investigative classroom and community workshops, the ‘Science & Me’ Workshop can help teachers to make the most reluctant science learner enthusiastic!”

The Workshop will be especially useful for teachers interested in conducting science enrichment clubs or taking students on science excursions and will be the prelude to BEN’s Big Ideas Science Conference being held at the end of January.

BEN is a registered charity that provides support to Bermuda’s teachers by expanding their access to professional development opportunities both locally and abroad and by providing targeted programs and initiatives that embed professional development in them.

For more information on BEN, the Science & Me Workshop or other BEN sponsored professional development programs for teachers; please call Tracy Astwood at 505-7935 or tracy.astwood@ben.bm.

Share via email

Read More About

Category: All, Environment

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Sounds Good says:

    This looks very interesting, since public schools are on the Cambridge science curriculum, are there tools that are linked to the curriculum?


Sign Up For Our Free Email Newsletters


Latest Podcasts

Podcast: Dr Fleming On Issues Affecting Seniors

Podcast: Dr Fleming On Issues Affecting Seniors

In the latest Bernews Podcast, we talk to Dr Claudette Fleming, the Executive Director of Age Concern, about issues affecting senior citizens in Bermuda.

Dr Fleming talks about research she has done in Bermuda as well as the effects of the recession on Age Concern’s members.

She also addresses the issue of income disparity and wealth transfer – where people sell their homes to have money to live off meaning less wealth is transferred to children.

Dr Fleming, who stressed she was speaking [...]

Share via email
October 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Podcast: Martha Dismont On Child Neglect/Abuse

Podcast: Martha Dismont On Child Neglect/Abuse

In the latest Bernews podcast, we sit down with Martha Dismont, the Executive Director of the Family Centre, which has recently launched a campaign called ‘Neglect Is Abuse, See It, Stop It’ to try and stem a significant rise in cases of child neglect.

Ms Dismont links the rise in neglect cases directly “to the conditions we are seeing in Bermuda”, “particularly the rise in unemployment among locals”.

“Parents are stressed and therefore not really able to think about these issues that [...]

Share via email
September 23, 2016 | 2 Comments
Podcast: Baron On Crime, Road Safety & More

Podcast: Baron On Crime, Road Safety & More

In this latest Bernews podcast, we speak to the Minister of National Security Jeff Baron who revealed than gang membership has dropped by more than 150 people. Yet, he says, gangs are still changing and recruiting – sometimes even from schools.

The Minister talks about his plans for restorative justice – which focuses on both the needs of the victim as well as the offender, plus the community that is involved.

Mr Baron talks about his stance on policing in St. George’s and stands [...]

Share via email
August 30, 2016 | 8 Comments
Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

In this latest Bernews podcast, we interview George Fergusson who will soon be stepping down as Governor.

He touches on a wide range of issues such as turning down a request to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the Tucker’s Point land matter, the airport redevelopment, the effect on Bermuda of Brexit, the British Government’s stance on slave trade reparations and more.

And Mr Fergusson re-iterated his belief that the Commission of Inquiry into issues highlighted by the Auditor General’s reports was [...]

Share via email
July 25, 2016 | 9 Comments
Podcast: MP Furbert On Same Sex Marriage Bill

Podcast: MP Furbert On Same Sex Marriage Bill

Bermuda is on “good grounds” regarding same sex marriage, based on what other countries around the world have done, according to MP Wayne Furbert.

Mr Furbert — who tabled amendments to ensure marriage was enshrined as being between a man and a woman — was responding during a Bernews podcast interview to a statement from the Human Rights Commission.

He refuted that for many – the recent referendum failed to attract 50 per cent of those eligible to vote – same sex [...]

Share via email
July 14, 2016 | 53 Comments