SMATE and Local Partnerships

SMATE Partnerships Bridge Formal and Informal Learning

salmon leaping as it swims upstream
Partnership: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Assoc.

Starting Winter quarter 2022 SCED 480/490 students will be developing curriculum for NSEA's Students for Salmon program

WWU students accompanied third grade students on the full-day field trip to the Gordon Carter Conservation site
Partnership: North Cascades Institute

WWU Science Education students developed, refined and helped implement the curriculum for Forest School.

Hands pouring colored liquids into Erlenmeyer flask
Partnership: Bellingham School District

WWU Science Education designed and ran a virtual science fair program during the Covid-19 pandemic

Student develops an understanding of how energy flows through circuits by building a circuit
Partnership: SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

WWU Science Education students developed, implemented, and refined curriculum to complement field trips to the museum.

Line drawings of STEM Icons
Partnership: Mount Vernon School District

High school science teachers and Western faculty are building a new 9th grade physical science course with units centered on issues of equity and justice within the Skagit Valley.

Partnerships: Cordata Elementary, Bellingham Evergreen Elementary, Sedro-Woolley Jefferson Elementary, Mt. Vernon Sumas Elementary, Sumas

This NSF funded project is working to develop highly qualified teacher leaders in science at elementary grade levels.

Virtual Conference on a laptop
Partnership: Bellingham School District

As part of their science education methods courses, WWU Science Education students during the Covid-19 pandemic created science content for early release days.