Teacher Workshop: Whale Tales and Seashore Sagas: Exploring the Marine Environment Through Inquiry & Literacy

Marine Biological Laboratory

Get out and explore the environment with a MITS Teachers' Workshop!Are you a classroom teacher or informal educator looking for new ideas? Join us for this teachers’ workshop!

Whale Tales and Seashore Sagas: Exploring the Marine Environment Through Inquiry and Literacy

Investigate the connections between marine science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy as you explore Cape Cod’s coastal environment. Muck around in a tidal mudflat, sample a salt marsh, wander through woody upland, and view a vernal pond as you deepen your understanding of our local ecosystems. Learn about local wildlife, coastal habitats, and associated scientific research, then practice making literacy connections with naturalists and educators from Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Thornton Burgess Society. Visit science laboratories in Woods Hole and a marine animal hospital in Buzzards Bay and witness some of the science and engineering involved in studying the ocean. Then, practice using literacy skills along with scientific inquiry and engineering design in hands-on investigations that you can take back to your classrooms.

Housing is available at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy!

Partners: National Marine Life Center, Thornton Burgess Society, Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Biological Lab, Museum Institute for Teaching Science

This course is targeted at Grade 3-8 Educators.

Course Dates:
June 13 – Introductory Session (8:30 am – 12:30 pm);
July 6 – 10 on-site (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Registration Fee (40 PDPs):
$325/team of 2 or more teachers from same school district

Graduate Credit Offered (3 credits, 67.5 PDPs):
Cambridge College – $200;
Framingham State University – $300

For more information and to register, visit the Museum Institutes for Teaching Science website at: http://mits.org/2015-summer-professional-development-institutes-regions-page/.

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