Marking 8 Billion in the Classroom with Population Education

Teachers everywhere are looking for resources to teach about the 8 billion milestone in their classrooms. Join the Population Education Team to see how we are supporting them!

In this session, we will explore the brand new World of 8 Billion student video competition and popular activities that teachers use with students to dive into demographics and the future of our planet.

Presentation Date: October 20th, 2022

Laura Short, Education Program Associate

Laura is an Education Program Associate and coordinates workshops, staff trips, and program outreach in many Midwestern and Western states. She also oversees the partnerships between PopEd and APES/APHG Summer Institutes. Laura has extensive experience in outdoor education having worked as an outdoor educator, program coordinator, and associate director at Nature’s Classroom in Massachusetts, and most recently taught a middle school environmental education elective that she designed.

In her spare time, Laura loves relaxing with a good book, playing outside with her wife and daughter, and like a good Texan, smoking barbeque and riding horses.

Barbara Huth, Online Learning Coordinator 

Barbara is the Online Learning Coordinator for Population Education (PopEd). Barbara supports all online workshop facilitation, oversees an online graduate level course, and coordinates the program’s annual World of 7 Billion student video contest. Barbara brings extensive classroom experience, having spent 10 years as a teacher and also earned her National Board Certification in Teaching for Earth & Space Sciences.

Barbara has a BS in Integrated Health Studies from Kent State University, a MA in Secondary Comprehensive Science Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a currently an online student herself, working on a MA in Character Education at the University of Birmingham.

Marking 8 Billion in the Classroom with Population Education – Presented by Laura Short and Barbara Huth