Professional Development Workshop


The Bay Area Environmental STEM Institute (BAESI) presents…

Water Today and for the Future

July 22 and July 23, 2021

BAESI Water Workshop Website

We are pleased to announce an online teacher professional development workshop focusing on the 2021 Earth Science Week theme: Water Today and for the Future. Taking an Earth systems approach, we will examine the place of water in each system, address water scarcity and sustainability, and seek understanding about the politics of water in California. We will also explore whether science and engineering have the answers to our water issues. This workshop will prepare teachers to participate in Earth Science Week through inquiry-based learning aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The workshop will be completely online and will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning, as well as small group experiences.

Who: Teachers of grades 6-12


In this BAESI workshop keyed to the NGSS standards, you will engage in collaborative learning activities and participate in breakout sessions by grade level and discipline to explore the following topics:
● California water – from watersheds to our faucets
● Drought – causes and effects from an Earth Systems perspective
● Water sustainability in California – conservation, recycling, and generation
● Politics of water in California’s Central Valley
● How to use specific AGI Earth Science Week resources


    • $150 stipend (must attend both days)
    • Earn 1 unit of Geology 104 for $50 (optional)

      Instructors: LeAnne Teruya and Ellen Metzger (SJSU Geology)

      To Apply: The application form is available here.


      Contact Ellen Metzger at

      This workshop is funded by the College of Science, San José State University.

      BAESI offers in-person and online professional development workshops for educators.

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