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Biology | Civic and Community Engagement | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Science and Mathematics Education | Secondary Education and Teaching


Through generous NOAA Planet Stewards funding, schools in the Northern Illinois area had the unique opportunity to participate in a one-day design challenge that focused on local and state environmental issues. Student teams, which ranged from fifth grade through high school, engaged in research and design thinking to create innovative responses and solutions to address their selected water challenge. Subject matter experts were available, both virtually and in person, for questions, conversations, and insights as teams worked. Simultaneously team sponsors engaged in their own professional development related to the NOAA Planet Stewards Program. Students showcased their work at the end of the day to experts and educator mentors.



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