The Saint Joseph's University GeoKids LINKS program involves a partnership with the Wagner Free Institute of Science (WFIS) and the School District of Philadelphia. Fellows work with WFIS children's educators and elementary school teachers to develop and present science lessons to children in grades K-5. The lessons are organized into semester-long units, which include Environmental Science themes. Fellows and their SJU faculty mentors serve as content resources for the WFIS educators and the public school teachers, and are role models and teachers for the children. In addition, WFIS educators and public school teachers assist Fellows in becoming familiar with pedagogical methods in K-5 education and with the special educational needs of urban minority children.
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