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Fellow-Led Workshop: Planting Seeds of Engagement through HydroponicsSpecial EventIn-Person

Teachers are led in song by conductor Amber Salladin.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Brooklyn Academy for Arts and the Environment
883 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225

5-7 p.m.

$10 for teachers, includes dinner ($35 value)

CTLE credit available

This two-hour course will introduce teachers to the exciting world of hydroponic farming. Developed in collaboration with Cornell University's Indoor Farming Program and rooted in the principles of sustainable agriculture, the session invites teachers to explore indoor hydroponic farming techniques while engaging their students with analytical and problem-solving skills. As educators, we will explore how to guide students to collect and analyze data, manage hydroponic systems, and troubleshoot real life problems. We will also discuss how to create environments that cultivate autonomy and ownership in students' journeys as learners. By the end of this session, teachers will emerge on a pathway towards obtaining certification in hydroponics with NY Sunworks that will place them at the forefront of environmental stewardship.

CTLE credit will be provided.

Jesse John

Jesse John, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, now a Brooklynite, holds a BS and an MA in Geology from CUNY Brooklyn College and completed his doctoral studies in Geosciences at Stony Brook University. As a geochemist, his research focuses on creating innovative nanomaterials with practical applications, such as magnetic semiconductors and environmental remediation. Jesse co-founded Explainables, a science communication non-profit, dedicated to making STEAM subjects more accessible to the public. Alongside his scientific pursuits, he has six years of experience as a NYC DOE public school teacher and is a Math for America (MƒA) Master teacher, contributing to both research and education. As a Master Teacher, Jesse is ardently invested in strengthening students' cognitive development in the classroom for long-term gains.