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STEM Ed Announcement: Field Entomology for Teachers
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Field Entomology for Teachers
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 19:34:08 -0400
This is not a UMass program.
Contact information is below.
Field Entomology for Teachers
Course title: Field Entomology for Educators
Course number: BIOE 650
Number of credits: 3 graduate
Course dates: July 7 . 11, 2014
Course times: 8:00am . 4:00pm
Course location: Pittsfield State Forest
Where to meet: The educator.s building across from the swimming hole
just past the main entrance to the forest.
What to bring to the course: Comfortable clothing and shoes with
white socks, rain gear, a notebook for keeping field notes, your
lunch and snacks.
What will be provided: field collecting equipment, microscopes,
pinning and mounting supplies, maps, and most importantly BUG
What is an insect? And why should we study them?
Lyme Disease overview
Anatomy of an insect
The Insect Orders and Life Cycles
Using an identification key
Aquatic collecting and identification.
Insects, Ecology and the Environment
Pinning and mounting
Insects, Genetics, Biodiversity and Evolution
Insects and Society
This 3-credit graduate field entomology course will demonstrate to
teachers the accessibility and versatility of insects as models in
teaching a wide range of concepts including: the characteristics of
living things, reproduction and heredity, genetics, structure and
function of cells, evolution and biodiversity, adaptations, energy
cycles, ecology and environmental science.
For more information contact Lisa Provencher:
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