Professional Learning - Science & Engineering

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2021 Climate Education Webinar Series

The DOE is hosting a series of climate education webinars that will occur bi-monthly. Sessions will start with a 20-30 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Each session will then conclude with 20-30 minutes for teachers to network by discussing the implications or connections of topics presented to their classes. The sessions are designed for pK-12 teachers unless otherwise noted. Attend any or all. 

Sessions run from 4-5 p.m. Registration links follow descriptions below.

April 14  "Why Teach Climate Science?" Shari Templeton, Maine DOE Science & Engineering

Shari will address the place of climate science in the Maine Science & Engineering standards (NGSS) along with a brief historical look at local and global climate issues over the past 50 years before unveiling the new DOE Climate Education web page with Maine teacher spotlights, resources/links and webinar recordings.  Registration

April 29  "Warming of the Gulf of Maine " Kathy Mills, Ph.D., Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Dr. Mills will provide an overview of the temperature changes we are experiencing in the Gulf of Maine (i.e., strong warming trends, shifting seasonality, and marine heatwaves) and some of the impacts on marine species and fisheries. Registration

Watch for the posting of May and June webinars soon!



The Maine Department of Education coordinates a variety of science programs, policies and initiatives. These programs include recognition programs for teachers and students and initiatives aimed at strengthening aspects of science education in the state.