Inventing Tomorrow Educator Training

Inventing Tomorrow Educator Training

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Student doing science project.

WXXI Education presents a special educator training featuring content and materials from PBS film Inventing Tomorrow

This event has been CANCELLED.

What: WXXI Education invites you to a special training to support science & STEM learning. The training will including new curricular materials from Inventing Tomorrow, free environmental/science resources for your classroom, and time to mingle with local environmental and STEM organizations.

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2020 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Where: WXXI Studios - 280 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614

Who: 7-12th grade educators seeking to enrich STEM and STEAM classes, environment and sustainability curricula, and global affairs and current events courses. Educators include: classroom teachers, school support staff, after-school and out-of-school staff, librarians.

Participants will receive 2 hours of CTLE credit for participating. 

The event is free but registration is required. 

Questions? Contact Cara Rager at



INVENTING TOMORROW follows young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing to present and defend their original research at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and represent their country. Considered the "Olympics of high school science fairs," ISEF attracts approximately 1,800 finalists from over 75 countries, regions and territories every year. Each student spends hundreds of hours on their projects, guided in their scientific quest by dedicated university mentors. Winning the competition may seem to be their immediate goal, but the heart of the story is their desire to create innovative solutions to fix immediate environmental threats in their
own communities. 

We follow their journey at ISEF 2017 through a week of whirlwind field trips, meetingnew friends, and presenting their projects to a team of expert judges. Through this experience students forge new bonds and discover a community of peers that celebrates and shares a  passion for ingenuity as well as a vision for the power of science to instill environmental stewardship and collective action.

INVENTING TOMORROW follows their return home capturing the initial impact of this experience in their lives. Some have a renewed sense of purpose and continue their project at university, while others pursue new directions. Regardless of their path, each are assured that they're not alone as other students around the world share their vision and commitment to environmental conservation, collective advocacy, and the use of science to address and solve the most pressing issues in their communities.

Funding for this opportunity has been provided by Impact Media Partners, LLC.