[pccgrads] FW: Guest speaker panel for graduate students this fall at Mercer Slough EEC, part of Pacific Science Center

UW PCC uwpcc at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 18 11:54:25 PDT 2014

Hello PCC grads!

Outreach Request(s) for graduate students in climate and environment ---

First opportunity:

Saturday Nov 15


Grad student-High school student pairs discuss research and interest for
5-10 minutes

Then partners switch

No preparation needed

YOU GET free imax passes

Second opportunity:

Dates not specified-series begins Oct 11 and runs for 9 weeks

Presentation on your research on climate. 30 min presentation, 30 min Q and

Let Siri know if you are interested in either of these (cc'd here) and if
you'd cc me that would help me with tracking.



From: Siri Nelson [mailto:SNelson at pacsci.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:55 PM
To: uwpcc at u.washington.edu
Subject: Guest speaker panel for graduate students this fall at Mercer
Slough EEC, part of Pacific Science Center

Hi Miriam,

I hope this email finds you well. Last year I contacted you for a last
minute guest speaker replacement for our popular Environmental Science
practicum series at Mercer Slough for high school students, and I want to
thank you again for your assistance. Brian M. Henn was a fantastic speaker.
We're running the series again and I'm hoping you can pass this invitation
along to your PCC graduate students:

This year on Saturday, November 15th from 12-1pm we are hosting a graduate
student/young scientist event for our Environmental Science and Technology
Practicum that was piloted by NOAA leadership camps this summer; a graduate
student panel that operates a bit like speed-dating (without the dating
part). Each high school student and grad student have a timed opportunity
(5-10 minutes) to discuss one-on-one their research and interests. We find
that there can be some really meaningful conversations with this set-up, and
it gives the more timid youth to ask questions of the grad students that
they would be scared to ask in front of the group. UW grads would not need
to prepare anything, will receive free Imax passes from Pacific Science
Center, and build their educational outreach skills.

Alternatively, if any of your graduate students are interested in expanding
their outreach efforts we still have some open dates to speak with the
group about their work on climate change. Ideally, they would devote about
30 minutes to discussing their research and allow about 30 minutes for Q & A
with the students. Students can contact me for more information.

Thanks again for your support of teen environmental science programs, and
please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,



Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center Teen and Family Programs
Supervisor | P (425) 450-0207 | F (425) 450-0219

Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational
institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math and technology.

The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration of
Pacific Science Center and the City of Bellevue.

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