2/16/11

Teacher workshops at the Field Museum moved to March

Chicago’s winter blues has provided a second chance for teachers to participate in two Great Lakes science-based workshops that take place on the same day—March 24. These workshops at the Field Museum were rescheduled due to the recent blizzard, so you can still sign up. The morning workshop concentrates on Great Lakes data and the afternoon turns the focus to student stewardship.

"Teaching with Great Lakes Data"

What: In this workshop you will learn about dead zones, climate & weather, storm surges, and fish habitat in the Great Lakes as well as how to use real-time and historical data to teach about these topics. Lessons are aligned with Illinois and Indiana Science Standards and National Science Education Standards.

Who: Teachers in grades 5-7 who are interested in using Great Lakes data in the classroom. Limited to the first 20 registrants, so register soon!

When: March 24, 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Where: The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Stipends: Each participating teacher will receive a $200 stipend for participating in post-workshop evaluations.


“Reduce Aquatic Invasions through Student Stewardship”

What: In this workshop you will incorporate problem-based learning about invasive species; integrate content about aquatic invasive species in your science units through a creative website, Nab the Aquatic Invader! and involve your students in a community stewardship project.

Who: Teachers in grades 5-7 who are interested in enhancing existing curriculum, while involving students as agents for change to address this real-world issue. Limited to the first 20 registrants, so register soon!

When: March 24, follows the “Teaching with Great Lakes Data” workshop, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Where: The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Stipends: Each participating teacher has the option to receive an additional $200 stipend for creating an aquatic invasive species activity and facilitating a student stewardship project.


These workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation and NOAA-Sea Grant. Stipends are provided by COSEE Great Lakes. For more information or to register, contact Robin Goettel, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant associate director of education.

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