Watershed Stewardship in Action: Deaf Students on the Estuary

Project Overview Resource
October 2018

It has become a national goal to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields; however, deaf people continue to be underrepresented in STEM professions. Teachers working with deaf students struggle with the lack of American Sign Language resources for fostering and assessing student understanding of STEM concepts in sign language. 

About this resource

This project overview describes a 2017 Science Transfer project led by Waquoit Bay Reserve that addressed these barriers by developing video modules in American Sign Language, providing professional development for teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, and creating field experiences for their students. The overview details the project approach, benefits and products of the project. 

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