USP’s Dr. Lois H. Peck, EdD, chairman of the science teacher’s certification program and professor of biology, will be the keynote speaker at the “Teachers of Science Reception” and panel on February 7. Hosted by the Cobb’s Creek Community Environmental Education Center Inc. (CCCEEC) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Philadelphia Branch Inc., the event will take place from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Environmental Center, 700 Cobb’s Creek Parkway, Philadelphia.
The program’s main focus is to encourage science teachers and principals in the South Region of the School District of Philadelphia to establish environmental programs and clubs in their schools and to provide them with the tools to successfully implement such programs. Joining keynote speaker Dr. Peck are panelists Thomas Anderson, director of the George Washington Club of Science at Temple University, Drew Brown, manager of public education programs for the Philadelphia Water Department, and Ambra Hook, director of the science curriculum for The School District of Philadelphia.
During this program principals and teachers will have the opportunity to browse through materials and exhibits from various resources. The educational materials available will cover grade levels from elementary through high school. These resources are provided by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Commission, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Electrics Corporation, the H-4 Clubs, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Water Department, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Heinz Reserve, and co-host AAUW.
Please RSVP to (215) 545-4903 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend. Light refreshments will be served.