Teachers are invited to explore how cycles, processes & systems connect life, physical and earth science in a unique, inquiry-based summer science institute sponsored by the Museum Institutes for Teaching Science.
Taught by the National Marine Life Center, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, OceanQuest, and South Shore Natural Science Center, the institute also features a keynote lecture from Pat Harcourt of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Join us and investigate the interconnections between living systems, earth systems, and their physical and chemical features. Why are the tiniest microbes and plants in the ocean important? Gain a better understanding of how energy flows and matter and nutrients cycle through the marine ecosystem. Explore geological sites to reveal the time line of Earth’s history. Specific topics will include fossils, rock cycles, glaciation and erosion. How do systems and processes in the ocean influence the life of a sea turtle? Simulate a swim through the life of sea turtle: hatch, migrate, and return to your natal beach to lay eggs in your own nest. Examine how ocean resources and the water cycle have benefited the people of Cape Cod throughout history. Investigate how climate changes affect the ocean and its marine organisms. Bring home the tools and hands-on investigations to bridge ecology, geology, life sciences, and oceanography in your classroom.
Up to 90 PDPs and graduate credit available.
For more information and to register, visit www.mits.org.
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