Sustainability in Tech: STEM Teacher Beth Alexander to Speak at STAO Conference
Linden's STEM teacher Beth Alexander will share her expertise and Linden values with science and technology teachers from across Ontario this spring. Her presentation, Building a Climate-Friendly Makerspace, will be featured at the Science Teachers of Ontario's 2020 Conference in Toronto on March 27th.
“Learning to be a maker can be an antidote to consumerism, but it can also generate a lot of waste,” says Beth. “I am excited to share many ways--some small, some radical--in which we teach innovation skills alongside sustainability and inclusion in our CERES Lab.”
WIth that in mind, you can help with Linden’s sustainability goals by donating the following items for use in the CERES Lab:
- corks: natural or plastic
- juice or pop bottle lids: especially the heavy round plastic kind
- washed straws: a great way to avoid throwing these out after use!
- electronics that can be dismantled: but not monitors or printers, please
- old smartphones: still working, but no SD card necessary
- hardware: such as bolts, screws, washers, etc
- heavy cardboard tubes: the kind from inside plastic wrap
- plastic sign material: like the kind election signs are made from
- insulated wire-sewing notions: like zippers, buttons, or hooks
Donations can be dropped off at the front desk labelled "CERES" or brought straight to the lab. If you have questions, please email Beth@lindenschool.ca.