NASA STEM and 4H: Carved Canyons and Weathering and Erosion
Thursday 09/09/2021
6:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 6-12

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


Explore the 4H Virtual Science Series on Weathering and Erosion. Carved Canyons is a unit plan consisting of a virtual learning video. PowerPoint, articles, student pages and the Weathering Instructional unit. The unit consists of a series of five lessons and formative assessments that focus on the physical and chemical weathering of rocks and minerals. . The documents for this unit are available as PDF's for printing and as Microsoft Word documents so that teachers can adapt them for use in their classroom.




Sign up and join us for all five of the webinars in this

 4H Virtual Science Series

All Lessons are on a Thursday night starting in September starting at 6pm ET 

Lesson 1:  Sept 2nd - Aquifers

Lesson 2: Sept 9th - Erosion & Weathering

Lesson 3: Sept 16th - Engineering Design Challenge

Lesson 4: Sept 23rd - Exploration of the Seasons

Lesson 5: Sept 30th - Lunar Phases



Tiffany Sessions operates as the STEM Educator for Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties. She is a passionate youth development professional who seeks to empower ALL young people in identifying and cultivating their strengths and gifts. She received both her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the field of Sociology, emphasis’ in Urban Education. She has spent her professional career working in various capacities in the youth development field. During three years of her graduate career, she worked at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Service Learning Academy as a Graduate Assistant assisting educators and community partners in the facilitation and coordination of over 15 impactful service-learning projects for youth at various stages of learning. In 2015, she accepted a position as Project Manager for an unprecedented national program called Imagine Science. Imagine Science is the collaborative undertaking of four of Omaha’s largest youth development organizations - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Girls Inc. of Omaha, YMCA of Greater Omaha, and UNL Extension/4-H – to ensure that under-represented youth in grades 4-8 are provided with cutting-edge STEM experiences in efforts to bridge the gap in STEM learning. In 2018, she has joined the 4-H team as an Extension Assistant and has most recently been promoted to STEM Educator where she will be leading the charge to ensure that Douglas-Sarpy youth have access to innovative and cutting-edge STEM-focused program opportunities. She desires to work closely with educators and community leaders to ensure that programs offered are aligned with the standards of Douglas-Sarpy schools and are cultivating skillsets required for tomorrow’s problem solvers.

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.