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Learning the ABCs of Environmental Resiliency


Long Island science teachers learned newly developed K-12 lessons in resiliency at Hofstra University earlier this month. Newsday covered the professional development program, “Living and Learning With the Bay,” team-taught by Amy Catalano, director of the STEM Education Program , and Annetta Centrella-Vitale, director of Sustainability Studies. They helped the teachers implement curricula on the basics of green infrastructure, geohazards such as flooding, and the impact of waves on Long Island’s coast.

Professor Annetta Centrella-Vitale

In addition to taking classes on the Hofstra campus, there were field trips to the Hempstead Plains and to Hempstead Lake State Park.

The course was co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Rebuild By Design Living with the Bay program, which has developed events and classes to foster public awareness and educational opportunities promoting resiliency in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Professor Amy Catalano talks to Newsday

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