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May

2019-05-16
California
May 16 - 17, 2019
  • 6-12th grade teachers
  • Tijuana River

Tijuana River TOTE 2019

Description

See and experience science being done at Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary) and learn how you can use it to enhance your teaching. You will interact with Reserve researchers, visit wetland restoration sites, and see the long-term monitoring that is used to manage these projects (living experiments). Find out how to integrate your training experiences with the online nationwide Reserve data and our monitoring-based field trip lessons.

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June

2019-06-4
Florida
June 4 - 5, 2019
  • 1-12th grade teachers
  • Rookery Bay NERR

Exploring Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Description

This two-day workshop is open to all teachers that teach any subject for any grade at any school.

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2019-06-5
Alaska
June 5 - 7, 2019
  • 1-4th grade teachers
  • Kachemak Bay NERR

Our Abundant Ocean – Alaska’s Marine Food Web

Description

This Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) will introduce teachers to climate science research with a focus on Alaska’s marine food web, including the diversity of marine invertebrates in Kachemak Bay. Teachers will come away with resources and experiences designed to support the incorporation of watershed, estuary and climate change topics into classroom teaching to promote scientific literacy and stewardship of watersheds and estuaries. Target audience 1st - 4th Grade Teachers

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2019-06-12
Georgia
June 12 - 15, 2019
  • Sapelo Island

Coastal Ecology Teachers on the Estuary

Description

Open to formal and non-formal educators all grade levels.

Contact Adam Mackinnon Adam.Mackinnon@dnr.state.ga.us
2019-06-18
South Carolina
June 18 - 20, 2019
  • 6-12th grade teachers
  • ACE Basin

Teachers on the Estuary: Becoming Estuary Stewards

Description

Join educators and researchers from the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Clemson Extension for this exciting and educational workshop!

Using South Carolina estuaries as our classroom, join us as we:

  • Explore salt marsh dynamics with marine researchers to collect and analyze data
  • Engage your students in Project-based Learning using real world examples
  • Bring home standards‐based, STEM classroom lessons
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2019-06-19
Oregon
June 19 - 21, 2019
  • South Slough

Teachers on the Estuary - Climate training with South Slough Reserve

Description

Wade into climate science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough! The Reserve provides hands-on, interactive trainings for classroom teachers, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators who work closely with schools.

This is a 3-day summer workshop that will meet 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM June 19 & 20th, and 9 AM - 3:00 PM on June 21st, 2019. (Overnight housing is available upon request.)

South Slough educators will use the phenomenon of sea level rise to explore causes and effects of changing atmosphere on our estuaries and oceans.

Participating educators will receive:

  • $150 stipend
  • NGSS structured activities that demonstrate how scientists study climate change
  • strategies for teaching about climate change
  • lunch & snacks each day
  • field trip and classroom support
  • 20 hours of professional development

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve educators, scientists and partners will use field sites and research in the South Slough and Coos Bay estuaries to provide content for essential science practices and make cross-curricular connections. This workshop will use research from the Reserve to investigate aspects of climate science, as well as collect and analyze data with Reserve scientists.

Please contact us with questions! 541-888-5558 x127 or jaime.c.belanger@state.or.us

Deadline to register is May 25, 2019

*Attendance is required all days.

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2019-06-19
Georgia
June 19 - 21, 2019
  • Sapelo Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Conservation TOTE Teacher Workshop

Description

Open to formal and non-formal educators all grade levels.

Contact Adam Mackinnon Adam.Mackinnon@dnr.state.ga.us
2019-06-19
Washington
June 19 - 21, 2019
  • 4-8th grade teachers
  • Padilla Bay NERR

Teachers On The Estuary: Feet in and Hands on

Description

Using the Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequence as a framework, this workshop will add an estuary twist with field investigations in mudflat and eelgrass meadow, explorations of local online data, activities from NOAA’s Estuaries 101 online curriculum, and in-depth study of NGSS Practices of Science.

Contact Susan Wood swood@padillabay.gov
2019-06-24
California
June 24 - 25, 2019
  • 6-12th grade teachers
  • Elkhorn Slough NERR

TOTE - Water Quality in the Elkhorn Slough

Description

A 2 day workshop for middle and high school teachers, focused on building competence and confidence around the topics of water quality parameters, best practices for collecting data, and strategies for engaging students. The workshop will be a combination of fieldwork and class activities. Strategies and activities will introduce Estuaries 101 and Estuarine Education Principals.

Contact Virginia Guhin Virginia.Guhin@wildlife.ca.gov
2019-06-24
Maryland and Delaware
June 24 - 26, 2019
  • Chesapeake Bay - Maryland and Delaware

Climate Change Academy for Educators

Description

This summer NOAA, DE Sea Grant, MD NERRS, and DE NERRS are partnering to offer the 2019 Climate Change Academy for Educators. This includes both online and in-person components in addition to implementation of climate topics into your class/programs.

Academy Goals

  • Participants will know major climate change content, including the causes and mechanisms of climate change; evidence for the human role in climate change; regional and global impacts of climate change; estuarine ecology in the frame of climate change; and solutions to address and mitigate climate change impacts
  • Participants will be familiar with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) connections and teaching ideas for each of the four main climate topics covered in the Academy
  • Participants will know where to find climate change science information and data, climate change education resources, estuary education, and people to contact for guidance
  • Participants will develop a plan for teaching about climate change and framing it in the context of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) with their local estuary.
  • Participants will develop a plan for their own continuing professional learning in climate change and estuarine education

The Academy includes the following components:

  • WEBINAR: May 2, 4-5 PM
  • SELF-PACED ONLINE: May 1- June 21
  • IN-PERSON: June 24 - 26
  • IMPLEMENTATION: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
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2019-06-24
Ohio
June 24 - 26, 2019
  • Old Woman Creek NERR

Wonders of Wetlands TOTE

Description

All Aboard! It’s not too late to sign up for this unique workshop for teachers and educators. The Advanced Wonders of Watersheds takes place Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26, and is an intensive 3-day program at Old Woman Creek National Estuary in Huron, Ohio. This Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop provides investigations of increasingly important water quality and land use issues, one to three graduate credits through Ashland University, and engaging activities led by local resource professionals. Participants will receive curriculum guides, classroom resources, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collect research data on Lake Erie with the USGS Lake Erie Biological Station. Rejuvenate your routine, gain new skills, and treat yourself to an academic adventure this summer!

Contact Jennifer Bucheit jennifer.bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us
2019-06-24
Virginia
June 24 - 27, 2019
  • 6th grade teachers
  • Chesapeake Bay NERR

Teachers on the Estuary: A Field Course on Virginia's Coastal Ecosystems

Description

Held at VIMS’ Eastern Shore Laboratory the course provides 28 hours of instructional time in the classroom, lab and field. VA Science Standards of Learning (SOLs) for 6th Grade, Life Science, Earth Science and Biology are addressed using estuary and coastal science topics, and a model for conducting MWEEs is practiced. During field activities, teachers visit and characterize five habitats types and collect water quality and biodiversity data. In classroom/lab sessions, teachers analyze data and discuss how course content and skills can be adapted to their own classrooms. Participants receive teaching materials, and laboratory and field activities transferable to their own students and regions as well as guidance and field equipment for conducting MWEEs at their own schools.

Contact Sarah Nuss mcguire@vims.edu
2019-06-25
Massachusetts
June 25 - 27, 2019
  • 3-5th grade teachers
  • Waquoit Bay NERR

2019 Teachers on the Estuary and the Wampanoag Circle of Life

Description

This course will introduce teachers of grades 3-5 to salt marsh and estuary ecology (specifically life cycles, food webs, and adaptations) through the lens of Cape Cod Wampanoag culture, as well as research scientists and experienced coastal educators. The instructors and guest presenters will use field and classroom activities, grade appropriate trade book literature, small group work, discussions, and mini presentations by content experts, with plenty of time for questions and answers. The interdisciplinary nature of the course leads us to call it a STREAMSS (Science Technology Reading Engineering Art Math and Social Studies) course appropriate for any teachers of grades 3-5 including classroom teachers, art teachers, music teachers, physical education teachers, and special education teachers. Preference will be given to grade 3-5 teachers. Others are welcome to apply as long as they can adapt the materials, and may be admitted if space permits.

Contact Joan Muller joan.muller@state.ma.us
2019-06-26
New Hampshire
June 26 - 27, 2019
  • Great Bay

Climate in the Classroom

Description

N/A

Contact Kelle Loughlin kelle.loughlin@wildlife.nh.gov

July

2019-07-9
Florida
July 9 - 10, 2019
  • 1-12th grade teachers
  • Apalachicola NERR

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve & The Florida State Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Description

All-Grades Teacher Workshop - Yes, ESE

$100 per day (2) Paid Stipend. Maximum number of participants is 20.

WHEN: July 9-10, 9:00am – 4:00pm

WHERE: FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory

Optional Overnight at the FSU Marine Lab (Accommodations are covered. Food is not.)

Workshop Content: Ecology of Estuaries, Sea Turtles, Water Quality Assessment, Science Curriculum - Seagrass Explorations

Activities Primarily in the Marsh and by Boat

Registration: https://apalachicolatote2019.eventbrite.com

Contact: Jeff.Dutrow@dep.state.fl.us 850-670-7711

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2019-07-9
Texas
July 9 - 10, 2019
  • 6-12th grade teachers
  • Mission Aransas NERR

Teachers on the Estuary 2019

Description

Explore research related to Hurricane Harvey and the impacts to the Mission-Aransas Estuary. Guest Researcher: Coastal Biogeochemistry Lab

This FREE engaging and field-based workshop is designed to help middle and high school teachers and educators bring estuarine and environmental STEM concepts and practices into their classroom, laboratory and field programs. TOTE workshops are a minimum of 15 contact hours (2-3 day workshop), giving teachers the opportunity to explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations, interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators, integrate local and national monitoring data into classroom-based lessons, and engage in hands-on field activities.

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2019-07-10
New York
July 10 - 11, 2019
  • Hudson River NERR

2019 Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) and Livining Environment Institute I

Description

Wonders of Wetlands

Join us this summer as we explore the wonders of wetlands. Teachers will spend two days gaining valuable knowledge, learning new curriculum, and participating in models and simulations. We will use interdisciplinary approaches to explore wetlands with the guidance of experts like EPA Award Winner Chris Bowser, among others.

To register or for more infromation email drew.hopkins@dec.ny.gov
2019-07-15
Ohio
July 15 - 19, 2019
  • Old Woman Creek NERR

Teachers on the Estuary earning a certification in Environmental Education

Description

Join Old Woman Creek as they partner with Ohio’s EE Certification program with EECO. This certification program is based on NAAEE’s national competencies for an Environmental Educator. Old Woman Creek NERR is the perfect location to get Teachers on the Estuary through their innovative TOTE program. You can earn two graduate credits through Kent State University, and this allows formal educators the opportunity to gain professional development in a way that is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.

We will use Ohio's only National Estuarine Research Reserve as the classroom for the unique collaborative program.

Call Jennifer Bucheit at 419-433-4601 with questions.

Contact Jennifer Bucheit jennifer.bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us
2019-07-16
Texas
July 16 - 18, 2019
  • Mission-Aransas

Mission-Aransas NERR Teachers On The Estuary 2019

Description

The Mission-Aransas Reserve, in partnership with the Nueces Delta Preserve, will be hosting a summer Teachers On The Estuary (TOTE) Workshop. The workshop will be held at two unique locations in South Texas: The University of Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas and the Nueces Delta Preserve in Odem. This FREE two and a half day workshop, scheduled July 16-18, 2019, is designed to help middle and high school teachers and educators bring estuarine and environmental science into their classroom, laboratory and field programs. Workshop activities will focus on resilient coastal environments and organisms and human-estuary connections, and will be aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Scientists from UTMSI's Coastal Fisheries Research Program will join the workshop and share their current work. This workshop and its associated resources are provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS).

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2019-07-23
South Carolina
July 23 - 24, 2019
  • K-5 elementary ELA, Science
  • North Inlet-Winyah Bay

Teachers on the Estuary-Estuaries 101

Description

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) Professional Teacher Development Workshop-Estuaries 101 featuring 'Life in a Forested Wetland'

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2019-07-24
Maine
July 24 - 26, 2019
  • 5-12th grade teachers
  • Wells

Eyes on the Estuary: Observation and Monitoring on Land and Water

Description

The workshop will train up to twelve educators in water quality monitoring, phenology, citizen science, and climate change. It is geared towards middle and high school science teachers, though other educators are welcome to apply. The three-day Teachers on the Estuary "Eyes on the Estuary: Observation and Monitoring on Land and Water" 2019 workshop will get teachers outside on the estuary and marsh, learning by doing. It will also expose teachers to scientists, who will present on current research and provide applicable ways of teaching scientific concepts back in the classroom. This TOTE workshop will equip teachers with activities they can replicate with their students. Time for reflection while nature journaling and processing with fellow teachers will be provided each day. Each teacher will receive a $200 stipend to use towards implementing a stewardship project with their students during the 2019/2020 school year. Teachers traveling a distance will also receive free lodging. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day of the workshop, as well as snacks.

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2019-07-28
Rhode Island
July 28 - 30, 2019
  • 6-12th grade teachers
  • Narragansett Bay NERR

Teachers on the Estuary: Impacts of a Changing Climate

Description

Immerse yourself in the beautiful setting of the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve to learn and witness first-hand the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels on salt marshes. Hear about current research and monitoring projects directly from our scientists and return to your classroom with local data to share this story with your students. This workshop is designed for middle and high school science teachers. Participants will be provided a $200 stipend to apply towards a stewardship project of their choice back at their school.

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2019-07-29
Florida
July 29 - August 1, 2019
  • Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) NERR

Interpreting Data for Everyone!

Description

The GTM Research Reserve's 2019 TOTE focuses on how to communicate data to a variety of student audiences in a way that is effective and easily understood regardless of previous exposure, lack of resources, or limitations.

Contact Josie Spearman Josephine.Spearman@FloridaDEP.gov

August

2019-08-6
Wisconsin
August 6 - 9, 2019
  • Lake Superior

Rivers2Lake Summer Institute 2019

Description

Rivers2Lake uses the Lake Superior watershed and the St. Louis River, its largest US tributary, as a foundation for educator and student learning, increased Great Lakes literacy, and engagement. The program provides extended training, mentoring, and resources to teachers in order to support them in creating interdisciplinary inquiry-based and outdoor experiences for students.

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2019-08-7
New Jersey
August 7 - 9, 2019
  • Jacques Cousteau NERR

TOTE: Keeping Up with Climate Change

Description

Identifying the local environmental and community changes associated with climate change and what is being done about it. Plus helpful tips for communicating climate change.

Contact Kaitlin Gannon gannon@marine.rutgers.edu
2019-08-20
New York
August 20 - 22, 2019
  • Hudson River NERR

2019 Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) and Livining Environment Institute II

Description

Amazing Watersheds

Join us this summer as we explore how amazing watersheds are. Teachers will spend three days gaining valuable knowledge, learning new curriculum, and participating in handson interdisciplinary approaches to exploring watersheds. Some easy hiking on trails is involved.

To register or for more infromation email drew.hopkins@dec.ny.gov