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STEM Ed Announcement: Preparing for a Changing Coast
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Preparing for a Changing Coast
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:34:29 -0500
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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