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Met Sac Trip Reflections

Met Sac Trip Reflections

“I have to go on a field trip with my school to Headwaters Science Institute,” I thought, when I first heard about the trip. However, soon after pulling up to meet Meg and Spencer, I found that it was actually a privilege to be with them. They are very knowledgeable...

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Making Not So Great Questions Work

Making Not So Great Questions Work

This blog post offers a bit of reflection from our spring programs. Here Spencer shares his experience in dealing with a group of students who were excited about answering a less than stellar research question. The struggle of what to do with students who are excited...

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On Wonder in the Science Classroom

On Wonder in the Science Classroom

When was the last time you felt wonder? Was it a sense of joyous discovery, a previously unopened door, a new understanding or a palpable sense of possibility? Wonder, as a positive emotion, is hard to find the modern world. While the Internet provides gripping images...

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Donner Trail Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Project

Donner Trail Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Project

Mrs. Reed’s K-1 class at Donner Trail Elementary in Kingvale, California has been working with Headwaters and a couple of other non-profits this spring to raise Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in their classroom. Lahontan Cutthroat trout are native to only a few rivers and...

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On Wonder in the Science Classroom

Green Fields Research Reflections

Over the course of the week that I spent in the Sierras with Headwaters Science Institute, I was challenged to explore my own surroundings, make conjectures based upon observations of the natural world and assimilate a self-guided study while working with my peers....

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