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Build with bees! STEM lessons in Minecraft: Education Edition

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Thursday, December 3, 12:30–12:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Alex Fleck  
Emily Orrson  
Sarah Red-Laird  

Hosted by Microsoft. Turn student’s fears of bees into feelings of fascination and fun with Founder and Director of the Bee Girl nonprofit! Explore 11 NGSS-aligned STEM lessons designed to help students understand the importance of bees to our ecosystem, the biology of bees, and the ways we can contribute to bee health!

Audience: Teachers
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM


Dr. Alex Fleck, Minecraft: Education Edition
Emily Orrson, Microsoft
Sarah Red-Laird, Bee Girl

Sarah Red-Laird is the founder and Executive Director of the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a mission to educate and inspire communities to conserve bees, their flowers, and our countryside. BGO projects are focused on bee habitat research and education, and kids’ programs. Sarah also serves as the “Kids and Bees” program director for the American Beekeeping Federation. When she is not tirelessly working with bees, beekeepers, kids, farmers and ranchers, and policy makers, Sarah loves to read historical fiction, ride her bike, hike in the hills, and see new places, things, and people.

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