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January

2020-01-17
Georgia
January 17 - 19, 2020
  • Sapelo Island NERR

Georgia Shorebirds Conservation Workshop

Description

Educators will explore the integral role the estuarine habitat plays the migratory pathway of shorebirds, as well as the many conservation and management efforts in place to ensure their continued survival. Venture to pristine beach and marsh habitat to observe feeding behaviors, and probe sediments to identify food resources. Resources and curriculum provided.

Contact Georgia Graves georgiabeachwalk@gmail.com
2020-01-24
Hawaii
January 24 - 25, 2020
  • He'eia NERR

Kick-Off Workshop for Ko'olaupoko Educators

Description

Purpose of this program is to Build a Learning Community in the Heʻeia Ahupuaʻa. Public elementary school teachers in Ko'olaupoko area and non-profit educators from organizations in He'eia are the target audience.

Contact Frederick Reppun freppun@hawaii.edu

March

2020-03-5
Washington
March 5 - 6, 2020
  • Padilla Bay

Carbonated Water: Teaching About Climate Change and Ocean Acidification, Spring 2020

Description

Engage in hands-on (feet-in), field-based learning.

Explore climate change and ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn climate science in three-dimensions: Cross Cutting Concepts, Core Disciplinary Ideas, and Science and Engineering Practices and identify these in classroom activities/lessons.

Explore online data to develop an activity or investigation using local environmental data.

Develop a plan for implementing one aspect of climate science into your class using NGSS standards.

Participants receive:
Ocean Sciences Sequence curriculum - $200 value
Free WA State clock hour credit
$100 stipend
Lunch and refreshments
Inexpensive overnight accommodations available in Padilla Bay’s guesthouse

Contact Susan Wood swood@padillabay.gov

April

2020-04-20
North Carolina
April 20 - 21, 2020
  • North Carolina

North Carolina Teachers On The Estuary

Description

NOAA Beaufort Lab101 Pivers Island Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

Contact Lori Davis lori.c.davis@ncdenr.gov

May

2020-05-14
California
May 14 - 15, 2020
  • Tijuana River NERR

Teachers on the Estuary 2020

Description

Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is a field-based teacher training program that brings coastal research into the classroom.

At this training you will:

-see and experience science being done at the Tijuana River NERR and learn how you can use it to enhance your teaching.

-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 online nationwide Reserve data and our monitoring-based field trip lessons.

Register

June

2020-06-11
Georgia
June 11 - 13, 2020
  • Sapelo Island NERR

Coastal Concerns TOTE Workshop

Description

This teacher workshop focuses on issues along our coast such as sea level rise, climate change, Ocean acidification and other important concerns effecting our coastline. Target Audience: Formal and Non-Formal Educators of all Grades.

Contact Georgia Graves georgiabeachwalk@gmail.com
2020-06-15
California
June 15 - 17, 2020
  • Elkhorn Slough

TOTE - Blue Carbon and Climate Change

Description

3 day workshop for high school and middle school teachers. Introduction to Estuaries, watersheds and wetlands through E101 activities and field exploration with Reserve Research Coordinator. Introduction to the values of wetlands specifically how amazing they are at carbon storage. Field visit to a wetland restoration project.

Contact Virginia Guhin Virginia.Guhin@wildlife.ca.gov
2020-06-16
South Carolina
June 16 - 18, 2020
  • ACE Basin NERR, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR

Teachers on the Estuary: Watershed Moments

Description

Formal and non-formal teachers: all grades. See registration link for more details.

Register
2020-06-16
Georgia
June 16 - 19, 2020
  • Sapelo Island NERR

Coastal Ecology TOTE

Description

Participants in the Coastal Ecology Teacher Workshop get an in-depth look at Georgia’s coastal systems and discover the abundance and variety of wildlife found in our estuary. Emphasis is placed on estuarine and marine ecology, on-going research projects at the reserve, coastal species identification and adaptations, and activity sessions.

Contact Georgia Graves georgiabeachwalk@gmail.com
2020-06-17
California
June 17 - 19, 2020
  • San Francisco Bay NERR

TOTE: Restoring Rocky Shores

Description

Explore and engage with one of the San Francisco Bay's hidden habitats - the rocky shore. We will investigate rocky shorelines from seawalls to beaches through field experiences, data analysis and interpretation, and discussions with project scientists. This workshop is open to Upper Elementary and Middle School Teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit sfbaynerr.org for details.

Target Audience
This workshop is open to Upper Elementary and Middle School Teachers from the San Francisco Bay Area. Preference is given to (1) teachers working in under-served communities, (2) teachers from Marin County, and (3) teams of teachers from the same school. Funding provided, in part, by the Marin Community Foundation and California Coastal Conservancy.

Register
2020-06-22
Ohio
June 22 - 24, 2020
  • Old Woman Creek

Wonders of Wetlands

Description

This workshop is designed to give teachers and educators an in-depth look at the natural resources in the Great Lakes region and purposeful, problem-solving lessons for students. Now more than ever, Lake Erie provides the perfect backdrop to investigate increasingly important water quality and land use issues. This three-day comprehensive and accelerated workshop is ideal for those who have previously attended a Wonders of Watersheds workshop or equivalent training. Each participant will receive the Wonders of Wetlands, Healthy Water Healthy People, and Aquatic WILD curriculum guides along with Teachers on the Estuary (T.O.T.E.) resources. Through hands-on activities and relevant research in the Lake Erie basin, gain ways to integrate real world science into your classroom. This fun, engaging workshop is open to educators of all grades and disciplines. One to three optional graduate credit hours will be available through Ashland University for attending.

Contact Jennifer Bucheit jennifer.bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us
2020-06-22
Georgia
June 22 - 24, 2020
  • Sapelo Island NERR

Georgia Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop

Description

This workshop focuses on the role of sea turtles in the vast estuarine and ocean habitats. Lectures and activities will address the Estuary Principals and Concepts and include life history, anatomy and morphology, threats and rehabilitation, and current projects relevant to marine turtle and estuarine research; followed by nightly walks to look for nesting mother turtles along Sapelo’s Nannygoat beach.

Contact Georgia Graves georgiabeachwalk@gmail.com
2020-06-22
Virginia
June 22 - 25, 2020
  • Chesapeake Bay NERR - Virginia

MWEE Teacher Field Course at VIMS ESL

Description

Objectives of the course:

  • Increase the participants' content knowledge of selected concepts and topics relevant to the Chesapeake Bay (e.g. estuaries, currents and tides, coastal geology, tidal marsh habitats, marine invertebrate and fish biology, ecology, human impacts and current environmental issues).
  • Introduce participants to tools and technologies used in field sampling and data collection, and provide strategies for adapting to use with their students.
  • Provide standards-based models of field, lab, and classroom activities for pre/post field investigation.
  • Increase participants’ awareness of online and other existing resources for teaching about the Chesapeake Bay using scientific data and hands-on activities.
  • Increase the participants' contact with practicing scientists.
  • Increase the participants’ confidence and capacity to conduct Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences.
Contact Sarah Nuss mcguire@vims.edu
2020-06-24
Washington
June 24 - 26, 2020
  • Padilla Bay

Carbonated Water: Teaching About Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Description

Engage in hands-on (feet-in), field-based learning.

Explore climate change and ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn climate science in three-dimensions: Cross Cutting Concepts, Core Disciplinary Ideas, and Science and Engineering Practices and identify these in classroom activities/lessons.

Explore online data to develop an activity or investigation using local environmental data.

Develop a plan for implementing one aspect of climate science into your class using NGSS standards.

Participants receive:
Ocean Sciences Sequence curriculum - $200 value
Free WA State clock hour credit
$100 stipend
Lunch and refreshments
Inexpensive overnight accomodations available in Padilla Bay’s guesthouse

Contact Susan Wood swood@padillabay.gov
2020-06-30
New Hampshire
June 30 - July 1, 2020
  • Great Bay

TOTE - Spring Natural History Exploration Program

Description

Teachers from Strafford, County NH who bring their students to the Spring Natural History Exploration Program at the Great Bay Discovery Center are invited to attend this TOTE workshop, free of charge. Hands-on field based content to support the spring curriculum. Teachers will receive a $100 stipend and their students will have the total cost of the field trip (including bussing) covered.

Target Audience: This TOTE is open only to Teachers from Strafford, County NH who bring their students to the Spring Natural History Exploration Program.

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

August

2020-08-11
New Hampshire
August 11 - 12, 2020
  • Great Bay

TOTE - Fall Cultural History Exploration Program

Description

Teachers from Strafford, County NH who bring their students to the Fall Cultural History Exploration Program at the Great Bay Discovery Center are invited to attend this TOTE workshop, free of charge. Hands-on field based content to support the fall curriculum. Teachers will receive a $100 stipend and their students will have the total cost of the field trip (including bussing) covered.

Target Audience:Teachers from Strafford, County NH who bring their students to the Fall Cultural History Exploration Program at the Great Bay Discovery Center.

Contact Kelle Loughlin kelle.loughlin@wildlife.nh.gov
2020-08-18
Washington
August 18 - 20, 2020
  • Padilla Bay

Teaching About Estuaries and Climate Change: Feet In, Hands On

Description

Free workshop for teachers of grades 3-8

Using the Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequences 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
  • - in-depth study of NGSS Practices of Science

Participants receive:
Ocean Sciences Sequence curriculum - $200 value
Free WA State clock hour credit
Lunch and refreshments
Inexpensive overnight accomodations available in Padilla Bay’s guesthouse

Contact Susan Wood swood@padillabay.gov