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[Stemed-l] Fwd: Wastewater in Watersheds PD for Middle and high school teachers at Waquoit Bay Reserve, April 8/9

From: "Muller, Joan (DCR)" <
Sent: March 18, 2016 4:09:01 PM EDT
Subject: Wastewater in Watersheds PD for Middle and high school teachers at Waquoit Bay Reserve, April 8/9

Wastewater in Watersheds Professional Development
Professional development for middle and high school science, biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering and math teachers
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters (Boat House)
131 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit, MA 02536
Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, 2015
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration is required at
Teachers will try out classroom, lab, and web-based activities; explore coastal habitats, and visit a large wastewater treatment plant as well as experimental wastewater treatment systems including an oyster aquaculture project.

The course incorporates investigations in the field and the use of on-line data, and will introduce teachers to research and researchers including Scott Wankel, a researcher at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working at Waquoit Bay Reserve studying the interactions between nitrogen and iron cycling in groundwater and aquifer sediments using isotopes (“Unraveling a cryptic subsurface nitrogen cycle”). Dr. Wankel received an NSF grant which is partially funding these workshops so the course is offered free of charge.
Course content and activities align with Massachusetts state STE frameworks and Next Generation Science Standards.
Lunches and take home materials included.

1 graduate credit ($75) is available through Framingham State University
14 PDPs are available through the Cape Cod STEM Network
More information and complete syllabus available at
Registration required at

For more information contact Joan Muller at
508-457-0495 x107 or joan.muller@state.ma.us.
Sponsors: Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Cape Cod STEM Network

Joan Muller
Education Coordinator
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
149 Waquoit Hwy.
Box 3092
Waquoit, MA 02536
508-457-0495 x107

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