Blog entry Peggy Harte

Spring Staff Sightings

Follow the Center's trainings, webinars, and presentations

Catch us if you can! Find our faculty, staff, and students at these events this spring.

February 29-March 2, 2024

Peggy Harte is in Los Angeles for the California Association of Teachers of English. Peggy will be presenting alongside our collaborators at the California Environmental Literacy Initiative, focusing on ways in which environmental literacy can be used to support deepening engagement with English Language Arts skills, including student voice. 

Environmental literacy and justice belongs in every California classroom, not just in the Science classroom. Rather than tackling environmental justice as a separate topic or content area to teach, we will explore how to integrate environmental literacy and justice into the core educational experience, maximizing opportunities within the classroom to highlight students’ lived experiences. CAELI continuously prioritizes projects through the lens of equity and cultural relevance so that our efforts speak to the urgent need for not only environmental literacy, but also environmental justice. During this interactive session, we will explore ways in which environmental justice shows up in ELA classrooms, share resources and materials available through the CAELI network and beyond and make space for participants to share their hidden gems with the group as well.

March 16, 2024

Peggy Harte is presenting at the virtual training for the California Subject Matter Project’s Environmental Justice Teacher Leader Program, focusing on ways in which we can engage TK-12 students in environmental justice work in authentic ways that lead to an increase in agency.

Throughout the series, participants will:

  • Understand what environmental justice is, how it impacts all of us, and how to meaningfully engage with EJ issues in the classroom
  • Gain ideas for how to support students as they tap into their own and their community’s strengths to be agents of change

March 27-29, 2024

Peggy Harte is presenting alongside collaborating research partners “Spinning Salmon Year 3: High school students investigating Thiamine Deficiency Complex alongside researchers” at the Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa. 

As scientists investigated the cause of thiamine deficiency complex (TDC), the team at the UC Davis Centers for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, NOAA Fisheries, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife, developed an observation protocol and lesson sequence to engage high schoolers in monitoring behavior and mortality rates as part of the Aquariums in the Classroom Program. We share results from year 3, which focused on expanding equity and access to underserved communities.

March 30, 2024

Peggy Harte and Sarah Angulo are co-facilitating the Clear Lake Environmental Education Training for Educators. Read more.

April 2-6, 2024

Heidi Ballard is giving a talk in the Education Working Group at the European Citizen Science Association conference.

April 10, 2024

Heidi Ballard is giving a recorded seminar for the Austrian Citizen Science Association.

April 13, 2024

Peggy Harte is presenting as part of the UC Davis Health Professions Advising and UC Davis Health Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion High School Pre-Health Symposium. This is a unique opportunity for high school students to explore and learn about the many health professions out there and about what they can do now as high school students. Attendees will be able to meet and speak with various health professionals, health professions advisors, undergraduate pre-health students, and other high school students. Peggy will be presenting on ways in which community science can be used to understand environmental justice issues that lead to health disparities. 

May 3rd, 2024

Peggy Harte is presenting at the ECCLPs Annual Forum Symposium. ECCLPs is bridging the gap in climate and environmental literacy, justice, and action across PK-12, Higher Education, and Community Partners at the Annual Forum Symposium May 3rd, 2024. The Center for Community and Citizen Sciecne’s Youth Education Program Manager, Peggy Harte, will be presenting as part of the statewide initiative to improve professional development for educators across the state around environmental justice and climate change.

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