Birches Science Specialist Lectures in Okinawa!

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At the end of 2017, over winter break, Birches Associate Head and Science Specialist Katherine Parisky presented Birches School curriculum and philosophy to scientists, engineers, and teachers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Her talk was geared toward encouraging scientists and engineers to establish educational ties with local K-8 teachers. She also ran a workshop at AMICUS International School for teachers and administrators, detailing the positive outcomes that can result from forming collaborations with local research institutes. Birches School has always reached out to universities in the Greater Boston area and guest researchers have enriched our curriculum immensely. Many of those visits are chronicled on this blog. (For example, see December 3, 2017 blog post below.)

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