Wednesday, January 31, 2007

OpEn ReQuEsTs!

Teacher Name/Description of Outreach:

Lise Whitfield (G.B. Kirby Prep School): OPEN - Ms. Whitfield would like someone to do a hands-on activity regarding polymers in her Jr. High/High School Chemistry classes. She says that her students do not know a lot of chemistry yet, but are advanced in their ability to learn new material.

Jane Orbuch (San Lorenzo Valley High School): OPEN - Ms. Orbuch would like a gradue student to present to the lunchtime Biology group she leads. They meet every Tuesday from 12 to 12:30 and are interested in any Biology related topic.

As always, if you are interested in filling one of these open requests, please email grow_grad@yahoo.com. Also, see the message below if you need help thinking of a presentation idea :) Thanks!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Online Resources

Hi GROW grads:

I've been putting together some resources to help grads with potential classroom activities. I have a preliminary list of online resources up at: http://es.ucsc.edu/~jrokosky/OnlineResources.htm
There are some specific activities listed by subject matter and, at the end, several great search engines for hands-on science activities.

This list is certainly not complete and I would love any suggestions you have for other online resources or copies of specific activities you have done (email me or the grow_grads email). I am also putting together a binder of hardcopy activities folks have given me, which will eventually reside in the ACE offices (Baskin 199). If you are interested in looking at in the meantime, send me an email.

Also, the Expanding Your Horizons conference is coming up on March 3rd. If you make a GROW presentation to any 8-12th grade girls or know young women in this age range, please encourage them to attend. We are hoping to use GROW as a major component of our conference outreach, so your help is appreciated. More information is at eyh.ucsc.edu and brochures/promo materials are available at the ACE office.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year GROW Grads! Hope you are all well rested and ready for the new quarter. We have several requests carried over from the end of last year, and a few new ones that came in over the break. As always, please email grow_grad@yahoo.com if you are able to fill any of the open requests! Thank you for your continued support of this fantastic pilot program!