CES facilitated Teacher Training Workshops throughout the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) 16-county region beginning in 2000 with support from SFWMD and other agencies. Hundreds of elementary and secondary teachers have learned about the importance of protecting our watershed and conserving natural resources. In addition, CES developed curriculum for secondary students with a focus on renewable energy and climate change. We offered these FREE Teacher Training Programs:
CES worked with FAU's College of Education to develop the online climate science curriculum called CSI: South Florida. In the curriculum, students analyze real scientific data to help them understand the role humans play in affecting our climate.
The Great Water Odyssey was an entertaining, animated computer program designed specifically to reach 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students and teach them about the importance of Florida's water resources. Teachers (Public, Private, Pre-service, Informal, etc) were able to take The Great Water Odyssey Teacher Training online.
CES facilitated EAT workshops throughout the SFMWD's 16 county region beginning in 2004. To date, we have reached almost 700 teachers with these exciting, hands-on lessons, bringing the importance of Everglades restoration into the classroom. The curriculum included 8 lessons -- all of which are correlated to Florida's SSS's for middle and high school students.
The Gulfstream Current has the potential to be an amazing renewable source of energy, and it is right here in southern Florida! FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) has been conducting research on innovative techniques to harness this energy. We developed The Energy from the Oceans: The New Renewable, an exciting curriculum for secondary students.