NASA STEM: The Future of Forests -Patterns of Succession
Monday 04/19/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 7-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join University of Colorado Boulder curriculum developer and GLOBE partner Jon Griffith as he guides participants through “The Future of Forests”, a 10-lesson MS/HS curriculum connected to NGSS life science standards that uses NASA resources to explore patterns of post-fire recovery (or lack thereof) across the west. Through engaging online interactives and numerous case studies, students gather evidence to construct conceptual models to explain the unit driving question, "How do landscapes recover after a wildfire? Participants will leave the workshop with the tools/strategies to implement this NASA-funded curriculum in their own classrooms!


Susan Kohler is the current Education Professional Development Specialist at Glenn Research Center and serves the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has more than 25 years of progressively responsible K-12 educational leadership experience. She has served as Asst. Principal, Principal, Curriculum Director, Math/Science Consultant and Asst. Superintendent. Susan taught science for 13 years at the high school level. Her expertise in STEM and professional development is combined with her knowledge of new technology trends and innovative instructional strategies. Susan holds a Master’s in Education Administration from Bowling Green State College as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Biological Sciences with the emphasis on Neurophysiology from Ramapo College in New Jersey.