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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

This offering has been canceled. Please contact the education coordinator about rescheduling.

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

This offering has been canceled. Please contact the education coordinator about rescheduling.

Contact Anne Marie Tipton AnneMarie.Tipton@parks.ca.gov

June

2020-06-10
Florida
June 10 - 11, 2020
  • Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) NERR

GTM Research Reserve TOTE 2020: Bringing Citizen Science to the Classroom

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

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

Coastal Concerns TOTE Workshop

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop has been canceled.

2020-06-15
California
June 15 - 17, 2020
  • Elkhorn Slough

TOTE - Blue Carbon and Climate Change

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

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

Coastal Ecology TOTE

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop has been canceled.

2020-06-17
California
June 17 - 19, 2020
  • San Francisco Bay NERR

TOTE: Restoring Rocky Shores

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

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

Wonders of Wetlands

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

2020-06-22
Georgia
June 22 - 24, 2020
  • Sapelo Island NERR

Georgia Sea Turtle Conservation Workshop

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop has been canceled.

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

 

In these uncertain times, this workshop has been canceled.

July

2020-07-22
South Carolina
July 22 - 24, 2020
  • North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR and ACE Basin NERRR

Watersheds to Wetlands: Teachers on the Estuary

Description

WE'VE GONE VIRTUAL!

Join North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, ACE Basin NERR, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium marine educators for a teacher professional development featuring NOAA's Estuaries Education Curriculum!

Using the Winyah Bay and ACE Basin watersheds as our classrooms, participants will virtually explore watersheds, estuaries and oceans through standards‐based, STEM classroom lessons, activities and online resources, learn about real world examples and scientific data to engage your students in project-based learning, and discover exciting ways to connect your classroom to our coasts, no matter where you live! Registration is free, with seven (7) hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available, in addition to a future in-person field program with North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, a date which is yet to be determined.

Register

August

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

TOTE - Fall Cultural History Exploration Program

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

2020-08-11
Washington
August 11 - 13, 2020
  • Padilla Bay

A Professional Development workshop for Middle and High School Teachers

Description

WE'VE GONE VIRTUAL!

August 11, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 and Thursday, August 13, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. This is an interactive, online class using Zoom.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • • Gain knowledge of climate change and ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest
  • • Explore sources of local environmental data and work towards incorporating data into inquiry-based science learning experiences;
  • • Receive materials and activities included in the Ocean Sciences Sequence (OSS) curriculum on Climate Change developed by UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science

9 STEM Continuing Education Clock Hours
Ocean Sciences Sequence curriculum
$100 stipend upon implementation in classroom

Contact Susan Wood swood@padillabay.gov
2020-08-12
New Jersey
August 12 - 14, 2020
  • Jacques Cousteau NERR

TOTE- Estuary Data in the Classroom

Description

WE'VE GONE VIRTUAL!

This multi-day research and field-based training program improves teachers' understanding of the environment using local research. The program also promotes the stewardship of watersheds and estuaries, highlighting resources and materials from the Estuary Education website.

Contact Kaitlin Gannon gannon@marine.rutgers.edu
2020-08-12
Maine
August 12 - 14, 2020
  • Wells NERR

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

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

2020-08-29
Alabama
August 29-30, 2020
  • Weeks Bay NERR

Down By the Bay

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

September

2020-09-12
Alabama
September 12-13, 2020
  • Weeks Bay NERR

Down By the Bay II

 

Due to the current situation, this workshop will be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined. Please check back for updates.

October

2020-10-15
Texas
October 15 - November 5, 2020
  • Mission Aransas NERR

Teachers On The Estuary Virtual Workshop: Field journals as tools for scientific investigations

Description

TOTE workshops are 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.

This year, TOTE goes virtual giving teachers the opportunity to conduct field investigations, interact with local scientists, and integrate environmental monitoring data into the classroom all while practicing safe physical distancing! Participating teachers will engage in a variety of activities that model and support student-centered learning and virtual connections through the use of field/nature journals. Activities will demonstrate the benefits of using journals to support scientific process skills and content understanding, as well as model strategies for in-person and virtual implementation.

Weekly sessions (4) on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST, October 15 - November 5, 2020 (Zoom)

  • Minimum of 15 total instructional hours; facilitated and self directed
  • Field/nature journal activities linked to local research and monitoring projects
  • Live interactions with regional scientists and content experts
  • Workshop supply kit: sketch book, curricular guide to field journaling, watercolor pencils, pens, digital resources, tote bag, tasty snacks ($200 value)
  • Access to free, downloadable estuary education resources digital lesson plans, data sets, and estuarine resources
  • Opportunity to join a field day at Mission-Aransas NERR in 2021 (date TBD)
Register

October

2020-10-23
South Carolina
October 23 - 25, 2020
  • ACE Basin NERR and North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR

Watersheds to Wetlands: Teachers on the Estuary

Description

This workshop will feature watershed and estuary concepts, Estuaries Education lessons and resources, and free, online water quality data. Come spend three days in the ACE Basin National Estuarine Reserve with educators from ACE Basin NERR, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, and SC Sea Grant Consortium to learn how all of our actions affect the estuary.

Register

December

2020-12-1
Maine
December 1, 3, 8 & 10, 2020
  • Wells NERR

Water Quality and Sea Level Rise Teacher Workshop

Description

Please complete the workshop registration form by Sunday, November 29. Contact Suzanne at suzanne@wellsnerr.org or (207) 646-1555 x116 with questions.

Join the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve for four afternoons of virtual learning on Zoom geared towards upper middle and high school teachers on the topics of sea level rise and water quality. Participating educators will gain valuable resources to implement in both the virtual and in-person classroom with students. Teachers who participate in all four virtual trainings will receive a stipend of $100. There is no cost to attend. Workshop is limited to twelve educators. The agenda is as follows:

Tuesday, December 1
3:30-5pm
Water Quality Investigations with Jeremy Miller, Research Associate at Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
*There will also be approximately one hour’s worth of homework to complete before December 8

Thursday, December 3
3:30-5pm
Sea Level Rise Investigations with Gayle Bowness, Science Education Program Manager at Gulf of Maine Research Institute
*There will also be approximately one hour’s worth of homework to complete before December 10

Tuesday, December 8
3:30-5pm
Water Quality Investigations Question/Answer Session & Discussion with Jeremy Miller

Thursday, December 10
3:30-5pm Sea Level Rise Investigations Question/Answer Session & Discussion with Gayle Bowness

Register