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My name is Valerie Pasquarella, and I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University (formerly the Department of Geography & Environment).

In May 2010, I was selected as part of the first group of ten GLACIER (GLobAl Change Initiative – Education and Research) Fellows. GLACIER is an NSF-funded GK-12 program aimed at incorporating global change research into grade 5-8 curriculum.

During my time as a fellow, I worked with Sue Zobel, a 7/8 Science Teacher at the William H. Lincoln School in Brookline, MA. Together, Sue and I infused the remote sensing and GIS technologies I use in my research into existing curricula and lesson plans. Our 2010-2011 GK-12 partnership is documented here on this site, with access to a weekly blog of classroom activity, lesson plans, datasets, and photo albums. Though regular updates ceased in mid-2011,  I continue to maintain all content. Recently, I created a new section [Continuing GK-12] to host new materials developed by Sue after my time in her classroom, illustrating how our partnership has continued to evolve after out formal collaboration ended.

Enjoy!

Valerie Pasquarella
Boston University
valpasq@bu.edu

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