Peabody Fellows Past Programs
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Peabody Fellows in Biodiversity and Global Change

 

The goal of the Peabody Fellows in Biodiversity and Global Change program was to give Connecticut middle and high school teachers, and their students, a greater understanding of the profound ways that global change is impacting the biodiversity of Earth.

 

Global change is among the most pressing scientific/societal issues of the 21st century as humans continue to have an increasing impact on the environment. Understanding how global changes affect biological diversity, and vice versa, requires an integrated knowledge of the earth and life sciences.

 

Specifically, the event-based "Lobster Die-off!" curriculum unit developed as part of this project focuses on a locally relevant story in the context of worldwide issues such as ocean warming, pollution and invasive species.

 

Lobster Die-off Podcasts

Search or download below for these podcasts of presentations by Yale researchers from Lobsters & Lyme Day at the Yale Peabody Museum (release date June 25, 2007):

 

 

A “Lobster Die-off!” teaching kit is available for teachers to borrow and use in their classroom.

 

For more information please contact Project Director Jim Sirch (Tel: 203 432 6919, james.sirch@yale.edu)

 

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bay and Paul Foundations

 

 

Peabody Fellows in Plant Sciences

 

The Peabody Fellows in Plant Sciences program ran during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Focused on Grades 2 – 4, the program explored the "World of Plants" and included a set of teacher-written or adapted, grade-level appropriate activities about basic botany and plant ecology. Click here for the "World of Plants" lesson plans, which are linked to Connecticut State science standards.

 

A “World of Plants” teaching kit is available for teachers to borrow and use in their classroom.

 

For more information please contact Project Director Jim Sirch (Tel: 203 432 6919, james.sirch@yale.edu)

 

Peabody Fellows in Plant Sciences was supported by the National Science Foundation, through Euphorbia: A Global Inventory of Spurges.