Tools for Integrating Green Chemistry in Your Classroom

Dates: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 to Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tools For Integrating Green Chemistry into Your Classroom

Welcome to the Tools for Integrating Green Chemistry in Your Classroom virtual conference.

Beyond Benign is proud to partner with the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X to host this virtual conference. By participating in Tools for Integrating Green Chemistry in Your Classroom, you will engage with each other alongside experts in the field of green chemistry education through critiquing and discussing labs and lessons for teaching chemistry through the lens of sustainable innovations. By investigating novel technologies, exploring green chemistry alternatives to traditional experiments, and evaluating a fresh perspective on chemical modeling, you will gain a deeper understanding of green chemistry principles and practices to integrate into your classrooms.

Beyond Benign is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and disseminating green chemistry and sustainable science educational resources that empower educators, students and the community at large to practice sustainability through chemistry. We work directly with educators and a network of strategic partners focused on science education, sustainability, innovation and initiatives supporting human and environmental health to provide an educational continuum from K-12 to higher education with an important community engagement component. Green chemistry is defined as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce and/or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. As a solutions-based science, green chemistry provides K-12 students the context through which to engage with science, while inspiring them to be innovators and problem solvers. Educators embrace green chemistry principles and practices for its seamless connections to national standards and the benefits it brings to the laboratory including the increase in safety, reduction of use of hazardous materials for labs and reduction in the cost of typical lab supplies.

Content featured in this conference is a hybrid of published Journal of Chemical Education articles, Beyond Benign lesson plans and additional supporting resources. Each session is designed to provide you with a well-rounded perspective of how embedding green chemistry into your classroom and coursework can complement and serve your current chemistry education practice. Our goal is to spark interactive dialogue related to increasing the adoption of green chemistry principles and practices throughout the K-20 chemistry education spectrum.

A message from the organizers:

Welcome to the Tools for Integrating Green Chemistry in Your Classroom virtual conference.

We are delighted you have chosen to join us in a robust dialogue. If you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions related to the overall conference, please comment below. We will leave this page open for comments during the entire conference. We hope that this event provides an opportunity for both presenters and participants alike to learn from each other.

Thank you for your participation and coming alongside us in our work of advancing green chemistry education.

Kate Anderson & Mollie Enright

Organizer(s)

Kate Anderson

Beyond Benign, Inc.
Director of K-12 Education

Mollie Enright

Beyond Benign, Inc.
Program Manager, K-12 & Community Engagement

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