Environmental Science Webinars

Pearson’s Environmental Science webinars offer professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about the sessions below, and read about the speakers on our Life Sciences page.

Educators who participate in a live webinar will have the opportunity to earn Acclaim professional development badges. For select webinars, Acclaim badges are available for participants who satisfactorily complete a webinar. Learn more about digital badges.

On-Demand

Bringing Current Events into Your Classroom to Engage Students in the Science of Environmental Issues​

Dr. Jay Withgott
Dr. Matt Laposata, Kennesaw State University

Join the authors of Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th Edition to learn how using case studies that focus on the real people, places, and data behind current environmental issues can promote student engagement in your introductory Environmental Science class. Jay and Matt will walk through approaches to engage students in the process of scientific research, help students use graphed data to bolster their understanding of topics and trends, and encourage students to think critically about problems and solutions to current environmental issues that are relevant to their everyday lives.

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Strategies for Improving Student Engagement and Success in an Introductory Environmental Science Course

Dr. Jason Neff, University of Colorado – Boulder
Professor Norm Christensen, Duke University

Students enter the introductory environmental science course with a variety of skills, interests and prerequisite knowledge, and this can often be challenging for any instructor. In this webinar, Pearson authors and specialists in teaching the introductory environmental science course, Jason Neff and Norm Christensen, will share easy to implement techniques to improve student performance and encourage student engagement with course content among all students.

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Teaching about the Two Troublesome Toddlers: El Niño and La Niña

Professor Al Trujillo, Palomar College

You’re invited to join us to hear Professor Al Trujillo discuss how he teaches the hot topics of El Niño and La Niña and the tips, tricks and active learning techniques he uses in the classroom to talk about this relevant topic.

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Speakers

Matt Laposata
Dr. Matt Laposata
Kennesaw State University
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Jay Withgott
Dr. Jay Withgott
Kennesaw State University
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