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STEM Ed Announcement: Climate Science and the Oceans Workshop
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Climate Science and the Oceans Workshop
- From: Morton Sternheim <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:07:44 -0400
This is not a UMass program.
Contact information is below.
Summer Professional Development Workshop at the New England Aquarium
Climate Science and the Oceans
For 6th - 12th grade teachers
Dates: Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 13
Times: 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Follow up meeting date to be decided during summer session.
Credit: 3 graduate credits or 67.5 PDPs for 36 hours of contact time
Credit offered through Framingham State College and Cambridge
College for additional cost
Location: New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
Pat Harcourt Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,
Jayshree Oberoi New England Aquarium
Nicole ScolaNew England Aquarium
Additional guest experts
Cost of the workshop: $150 (cost for the graduate credits not included)
For registration information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-973-6590
Climate change is among the most important scientific issues of our time.
There is an intricate relationship between climate system and ecosystems. We
will focus particularly on ocean ecosystems and consider rising sea levels
and melting ice caps as indicators of a changing climate. We will also
consider ocean acidification as a related topic with implications for marine
life and systems. Climate change and acidification of the worlds oceans are
relevant topics for todays students to learn important concepts in science
and applied math. We will also examine topics in renewable energy topics
that can help students learn about technology, engineering and design as
skills to help create solutions to major challenges in the world.
This course will explicitly align topics and contents with the Massachusetts
curriculum frameworks. We will integrate math, science and technology, using
practical hands-on lessons as well as facilitating ideas for additional
hands-on learning for students. Within the broad ocean system, we will
utilize New England coastal ecosystems as local representatives of the
impacts of climate change. We think that focusing on local environments and
habitats can help students to make more personal meaning from their lessons
and connect their learning with ways that land, sea and atmosphere interact
with and affect water, marshes, birds, fish and shellfish.
Participating teachers will practice with hands-on learning activities as
well as hearing from expert presenters and collect resources to teach about
climate science, coastal systems, and renewable energy. Well sort out
climate fact from fiction, study effects of climate change on oceans,
collect data and design investigations for students. Participants will leave
with lesson plans they can use with their students and a resource CD as well
as a network of colleagues for mutual support.
Teacher Services Supervisor
Teacher Resource Center
New England Aquarium
Boston, MA, USA- 02110
Tel: (617)226 2146
(617) 975 6590
Fax: (617)973 0251
Our Website: www.neaq.org/teachers