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Monday, August 4 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
W70: Putting the Green in the Next Generation Science Standards

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Join us for an interactive hands-on workshop on how to incorporate and align green and sustainable chemistry with the new generation science standards in your daily teaching. Learn from a team of high school teachers involved in ‘Putting the Green in the Next Generation Science Standards” a project organized by the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, GVSU Chemistry Department, and the Regional Math and Science Center, and by Beyond Benign, an organization known world-wide for its vision to revolutionize the way chemistry is taught and learned. Be prepared to walk away with useful tools and resources to bring back to your classrooms and laboratories.


Dalila Kovacs

Associate Professor of Chemistry, GVSU
Dalila is one of the team leaders that designed and developed the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, a virtual hub for green chemistry resource meant to advance the adoption of green chemistry in multiple sectors throughout the state, a project supported by the MI Governor’s Executive Directive 2006-6 “Promotion of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development and Protection of Public Health,” the Michigan Green Chemistry... Read More →


Kate Anderson


Amy Cannon

Executive Director, Beyond Benign
Amy is the Executive Director of Beyond Benign, a non-profit organization dedicated to green chemistry education. Amy holds the world's first Ph.D. in Green Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a MS in Chemistry from UMass Boston, and a BA in Chemistry from Saint Anselm College. At Beyond Benign her work focuses on chemistry education to better prepare students and scientists to enter the workforce trained with the skills to... Read More →

Kathe Blue Hetter

Science Department Chair, Skyline High School

Thomas Pentecost

Grand Valley State University

Ryan Schoenborn

Coopersville High School

Monday August 4, 2014 9:30am - 12:30pm
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