Connecting Educators with EPA Alumni:
Free Access to Experienced Practitioners
Recently at Arizona State University, a professor invited an alumnus practitioner to give a 10 minute presentation via a video connection regarding the classroom topic of the day, and then to stay connected and participate in the professor’s subsequent discussion with his students.
Similarly, in a North Carolina high school recently, after the students had finished a series of class sessions on air pollution as part of their Advanced Placement course, the teacher had the students submit a set of technical and policy questions to an alumnus practitioner who then engaged with the class via video to answer their questions. In both these cases, the educators, the students, and the alumni found the experience enriching.
In order to expand on these kinds of experiences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alumni Association has now launched a pilot effort to connect some of its most experienced practitioners with educators who are interested in enhancing their own classroom endeavors with participation and/or consultation of these practitioners.
As part of this pilot effort, some of our most experienced alumni have agreed to serve as resource persons. In addition participating in a class setting, these alumni are available to chat with educators who may want to consult an experienced practitioner by phone or email about some aspect of a class that the educator is developing. All of these services are, of course, offered free of charge or obligation by these volunteer alumni.
Below are the topic areas in which the alumni in this pilot effort have expertise. Please contact these alumni directly by email. If you don’t see a topic listed where you might like to talk to someone, just send us an email at classroom@EPAalumni.org We may be able to connect you with an alumnus with the experience you’re looking for.
Check out Our Current Topics and the Resource Persons available
[Updated November 23, 2018]