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STEMAZing Workshop - Problem Solving Through the Eyes of Nature

  • Saturday, March 18, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
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Did you know that a medicine used to treat Type 2 Diabetes was inspired by the saliva of a Gila Monster, and camouflage clothing was inspired by tigers?  At this workshop, you will be amazed to learn how scientists, designers, architects, and many others are inspired by nature to solve human problems.   This is called biomimicry!  Through hands-on and minds-on activities, you will learn ways to inspire your students to solve human problems through the lens of nature.  You will leave this workshop with a $50 STEMAZing kit with materials that will allow you to begin these biomimicry activities on Monday morning.

Audience: Teachers Grades PreK-8th 

(In order to maximize the impact of this workshop, only educators who work directly with students will be allowed to register and receive a kit. Please contact DaNel Hogan if you would like to attend but are in an administrative role.)

Facilitators: STEMAZing Teacher Leaders,Trish Patchin and Ginny Wheeler

Location: Office of the Pima County School Superintendent       200 N Stone Avenue | Tucson, AZ 85701

Course Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cost: $25 cost includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and releases at 3:30 pm.

This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.

Payment Policy
Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class.  Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund.  Cancellations can be emailed to: ricky.hernandez@schools.pima.gov.  No refunds will be given for “no shows.”  If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.

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