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Free Jeffers Foundation Teacher Workshop:
Join us at Great Lakes Aquarium for a free, action-packed workshop of “Calendar in the Classroom” and “Ecotime” presented by Ed and Sil Pembleton with the Jeffers Foundation.This hands-on workshop combines two effective curricula that spark students’ senses of wonder and excitement by focusing on the Minnesota environment.
Receive a Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar & CD, EcoTime Cards, 4 CEUs, and lunch from the Jeffers Foundation.
Calendar in the Classroom: The Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar, with its wealth of scientific data is the basis for a series of multidisciplinary, standards-based K-5 lessons about weather, water, phenology, astronomy, and gardening.
EcoTime: 150 quick, easy, and fun lessons compliment the Calendar in the Classroom curriculum and are easily used within the morning meeting and Responsive Classroom format. Come prepared to go outdoors – and to have FUN!
The Jeffers Foundation will provide lunch.
Space is limited; registration is required.
Register online or contact Katie Fritz: firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 740-2027Please note: This workshop is currently full. You may register or contact Katie to be put on the waiting list.
Science Institute for Educators 2012-2013:
The Story After the Storm
Brought to you by Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota DNR MinnAqua Program, Minnesota Sea Grant, and Wolf Ridge ELC. This project is funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in conjunction with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.
Thanks for joining us for the 2012-2013 Science Institute for Educators: The Story After the Storm! To see videos of this season’s presenters, click here.
Workshop 1 - Chris Kleist – Damages and Repairs to Duluth’s Stormwater Infrastructure: The City’s Perspective
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Nov. 16, 12:00-2:00
Workshop 2 - John Lindgren – Sediment in the St. Louis Estuary. Too Much…or Not Enough?
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:00-6:00
*The Tuesday, Nov. 13 workshop at Great Lakes Aquarium currently has a waiting list. Please register or email email@example.com to be added to the waiting list.
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Nov. 16, 2:30-4:30
Workshop 3 - Don Schreiner - Status of Lake Superior Fishery in Minnesota
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4:00-6:00
*The Tuesday, Dec. 4 workshop at Great Lakes Aquarium currently has a waiting list. Please register or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Jan. 18, 12:00-2:00
Workshop 4 – Joshua Schloesser – Early Detection of Invasive Species
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Jan. 18, 2:30-4:30
Workshop 5 - Chip Small and Brandy Forsman – Post-Flood Nutrients in Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Mar. 8, 12:00-2:00
Workshop 6 - Dr. Liz Minor - The Changing Phenology of Lake Superior
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Mar. 8, 2:30-4:30
Workshop 7 - Dan Miller – A Weather Perspective on the Flood
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Mar. 12, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Apr. 19, 12:00-2:00
Workshop 8 - Hilarie Sorenson - Adaptations to Climate Change
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Apr.2, 4:00-6:00
- At Wolf Ridge ELC: Friday, Apr. 19, 2:30-4:30
Workshop 9 – Kathy Hamel and Tim Tuominen – Bringin’ Back the Bugs: Post-Flood Recovery & the Resiliency of the WLSSD Wastewater Treatment System
- At Great Lakes Aquarium: Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4:00-6:00
- This workshop will only occur at the Great Lakes Aquarium site.
TEACHERS WHO ATTENDED THE 2012-2013 SERIES:
Click here to access additional resources from The Story After The Storm presenters.
WHERE IS ALL OF THE NEAT STUFF FROM PREVIOUS YEARS?
Download lesson plans, background information, images and worksheets from the 2011 season here.
STAY TUNED FOR THE 2013-2014 SCIENCE INSTITUTE SERIES -
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DNR MinnAqua Program Teacher Workshops
MinnAqua offers professional development for educators providing workshops on the new MinnAqua Leader’s Guide, Fishing: Get in the Habitat! a comprehensive K-8 curriculum focused on Minnesota aquatic resources and fishing. Samples of the Leader’s Guide can be found on MinnAqua’s website at www.mndnr.gov/minnaqua – click on the link for the Leader’s Guide. Education trunks on Invasive Species, Aquatic Invertebrates, and Fishing and an EnviroScape watershed model are also available for check-out.
For more information or to schedule a program contact Nadine Meyer at 218-740-2063 or email Nadine.Meyer@state.mn.us.