SESI Teacher Resources

Insights Student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative This page is dedicated to providing resources for environmental science educators throughout the Border Region ofWest Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Chihuahua. Below you will find virtual workshops (TEKs aligned) and field trips that can be used for 9-12 environmental science or earth science classes. The virtual workshops and field trips are designed to give students a better understanding of their local environment in the Border Region. Workshops and field trips are independent of one another, and can be utilized in any order that meet the needs of the educator and students.Click on the pictures or titles to access the workshop/field trip.   Workshops: Environmental Stewardship: This workshop is designed to help students evaluate the effect of human activities, including habitat restoration projects, species…
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Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities

Help Insights gather data and observations on extreme heat in the El Paso Region Adult Participants: [video width="2000" height="1544" mp4="http://www.insightselpaso.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CSCRC-Project-Adult-Brochure-Digital.mp4"][/video]     Youth Participant Info:  [video width="2000" height="1544" mp4="http://www.insightselpaso.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CSCRC-Project-Kids-Brochure-Digital.mp4"][/video]
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iNaturalist

Help with:   iNaturalist Instructional Videos and App Info: Watch the video above for an in depth look at how to use iNaturalist   The video above explains how to use iNaturalist's Identify Page   Learn to Use iNaturalist's Photo and Sound Uploader in the video above   Ayuda de iNaturalist en Español: El video de arriba es una guía básica para usar la aplicación iNaturalist   Aprenda a usar la aplicación iNaturalist en el video de arriba   Photography Tips: Watch the video above to learn how to take better photos for iNaturalist   The video above show how to geotag your photos for iNaturalist   Seek by iNaturalist: a kid friendly platform Learn about the kid-safe version of iNaturalist in the video above   For more information, visit the…
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City Nature Challenge – El Paso

  What is the CNC? Started in 2016 for the first-ever Citizen Science Day, the citizen science teams at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences dreamed up the City Nature Challenge as a fun way to take advantage of their home cities’ friendly rivalry and hold a citizen science event around urban biodiversity. Since then, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document plants and wildlife in their cities. Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Franklin Mountains State Park, Audubon Society, Green Hope Project, Frontera Land Alliance and many others in this fun BioBlitz challenge to represent the city of El Paso! Our goal is to document the most species during April 30 - May…
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Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Citizen Science (also referred to as Community Science) As scientists find ways to solve important, global issues, it has become increasingly apparent that scientists alone cannot cover every detail involved in scientific research. Enter Citizen Science: a collaboration between scientists and everyday people who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference in our world.   What is Citizen Science? Citizen science involves participants from all walks of life and all ages (depending on the project). Because of this, there is so much to offer youth and educators in regards to making STEM learning accessible, relevant, and meaningful. There are four common features of citizen science practice: 1) anyone can participate, 2) participants use the same protocol so data can be combined and be high quality, 3) data…
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