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STEM Ed Announcement: Preparing for a Changing Coast

This is not a UMass Amherst program.
 Contact information is below.
 Professional Development Workshop at Waquoit Bay Reserve
 Bouncing Back: Preparing for a Changing Coast
 Tuesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:30 am- 8:30 pm
 For middle and high school science, civics, and social studies teachers
 $10.00 - Includes lunch and dinner 10 PDPs
 Tour Falmouths South Coast with Coastal Process Specialist Greg Berman.
 Try hands-on field and classroom activities.
 Discover data-rich web-based resources.
 Participate in a climate change planning role play activity that you
 can use with your students.
 An engaging and relevant way to address Common Core standards for
 science, math, and social studies through the use of role play and
 supporting classroom, field and on-line activities.
 Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters (Boat
 131 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit, MA 02536
 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:30 am -8:30 pm
 (Inclement weather date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
 Registration is required at
 http://www.waquoitbayreserve.org/event-registration/?ee=229  ($10 due
 at time of registration)
 Waquoit Bay Reserve will offer a teacher professional development
 workshop focusing on coastal resilience and preparing for the impacts
 of climate change, especially sea level rise. 
 Coastal Geologist presentation: Dr. Chris Weidman, the Reserves
 Research Coordinator, will present about local impacts of sea level
 rise and show how the Reserve is studying coastal processes. As weather
 permits, Dr. Weidman will demonstrate outdoor field activities to
 observe and measure coastal processes.
 Field Trip: Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist for Woods Hole
 Oceanographic Institution Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
 will lead a bus field trip to Falmouths South Coast to view the results
 of coastal flooding and erosion and examples of what municipalities and
 homeowners are doing to try to deal with it.
 Role Play Simulation: The mock negotiation role play simulation
 activity is focused on a fictional coastal town with real data from the
 town of Barnstable. It was developed as part of the New England Climate
 Project which is a collaborative effort developed with funding from the
 National Estuarine Research Reserve Science Collaborative by partners
 MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Waquoit Bay Research Reserve, and
 the Consensus Building Institute.
 On-line and hands-on classroom activities: Try out sea level rise
 visualizations from NOAA websites as well as tangible modeling
 activities you can do with your students.
 PDPs: Participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate for
 10 PDPs upon completing a follow up activity with their students and
 handing in a reflection paper.
 Lunch, dinner, and snacks included.
 For more information check www.waquoitbayreserve.org
  or contact Joan Muller at 508-457-0495 x107 or
 Sponsors: Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Waquoit Bay
 Reserve Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and
 Recreation, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and WHOI Sea Grant

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