In March, 2018, LAS hosted a 2.5-day workshop on using citizen science to inspire students and teachers in their school-based science education. The workshop was funded by COST Action (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and co-organized by learning and education working groups within COST and the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA). The workshop was […]
Globe Day 2018 was our fourth annual student conference of posters and presentations. Over the course of the winter students in 9th and 10th grades worked in teams on independent projects that tackled big problems with big solutions. The idea was to imagine a global challenge, such as population growth, diminishing resources, or plastics pollution, […]
Globe Day is coming soon! On Friday, March 16 some 250 students and teachers from LAS, other schools around Switzerland, and scientists and educators from around Europe will gather in the MMAC for a student-centered science and global issues and solutions conference. Through the 9th and 10th grade Globe projects LAS students have gotten […]
We were recently reviewing photos of our furry friends in the forest on our Bois de Prafandaz LETS site (1660m) and came across this interesting series. We experienced a freak snowstorm in early November, as you’ll see in the photos below. There was no snow on 5 November and none again on 26 November, but in […]
swissinfo.ch did a marvelous job of profiling GLOBE Day last March, including interviews with students Hermann, Jiahua, and Alex, as well as Dan Patton, John Francis, Chris McOwen, and myself. It’s a delightful 11-minute listen. Swiss news in 10 languages PODCAST: A new kind of school science fair By Celia Luterbacher in Leysin SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES […]
LETS Day was cold this year! It seemed like an Arctic cold front settled on us for the day. That’s too bad, because we had some great visitors from the Université de Neuchâtel–about 50 undergraduates and graduate students under the tutelage of Professor Jason Grant who helped us to identify species at many of our […]
This piece links to a post by Dan Patton that describes LETS Day from the previous October. Mr. Patton’s story appeared in Panorama 2016.
This post originally appeared in Panorama Magazine 2016. View the piece here on the LAS Blog.
Update: LAS is currently not using the ODK app due to its exclusivity to Android and our discovery of other apps more suited to iPhones.