Harvard Forest is pleased to offer teachers 2 Summer Institutes for Teachers this August
Get Your Students OUTSIDE doing REAL SCIENCE in alignment with NGSS and Current State Science and Math Standards.
1. August 18th-One Day Summer Institute for teachers in grades 4-12 beginning either the BUDS, LEAVES, AND GLOBAL WARMING project or the WOOLLY BULLY AND THE HEMLOCK TREES project.
2. August 25th and 26th-Two Day Summer Institute for teachers in grades 7-12 for the OUR CHANGING FORESTS PROJECT. Special guest, author, Tom Wessels will be leading a talk and field walk during the Aug. 26th session. Teachers beginning this project will have access to a project coach to help set up field site at your school.
In all 3 projects, students will monitor trees in their schoolyard using a scientific protocol for a project led by professional Ecologists at Harvard Forest, an ecological research
institution affiliated with Harvard University. Students learn scientific practices such as observation, classification, scientific modeling, data representation and analysis. Data to be shared online with Harvard Forest scientists and a network of over
1,000 students actively participating in this project.
support teachers throughout the schoolyear. This is a concrete way to instill Scientific Practices and Data Literacy into your curriculum.
Ecologists, and Data Manager support teachers
Registration Fee: $50
Pamela M. Snow
Schoolyard Ecology Coordinator
324 N. Main St.
Petersham, MA 01366
(978) 756-6146 on M, W,F
In the end we will conserve only what we love
We will love only what we understand
We will understand only what we have been taught
- Baba Dioum
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