Next Generation Science Standards in Nature
BYNC Connects Naturalists with Science Teachers
Classrooms adopting the Next Generation Science Standards are given the opportunity to develop a unique outdoor learning experience with help from BackYard Nature Center's certified naturalists.
Students will broaden their understanding and reach a deeper appreciation for their natural environment. Specific academic activities can be developed for each of the following core science curricula.
MS-ESS1-1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
MS-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human ImpactLife Science
MS-LS1-6 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures & Processes
MS-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS4-6 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
MS-PS1-2 Matter and Its InteractionsMS-PS3-4 EnergyMS-PS4-3 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information TransferEngineering & Technology
MS-ETS1-1,2,3,4 Engineering Design
The NGN program will be available throughout the academic year, especially when the school's curricular studies span the 3 seasons (fall, winter, and spring).
Wilmette Jr. H.S. has already committed for early May and 2 other schools expressed interest in signing up (as of Nov. 1, 2014).
- BYNC is also looking for volunteers to serve as on-site leaders in the NGN program. Training will be provided. Please contact Daniel Kielson at email@example.com for more information on this exciting new program.