Energy and Ecosystems Teacher Workshop

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Educator Workshop: Energy and Ecosystems Teacher Workshop

Description: What do compass plants, bumble bees and dragonfly nymphs have in common? How is the natural world beneficial to the human population? Energy and Ecosystems is both a field-studies program at Fermilab for midlevel students and a professional development workshop for teachers.

Three ecosystems in one workshop: prairie, water and woods. Look at abiotic and biotic aspects of these three systems. Learn biological principles and how to use standard ecologic measurement techniques to teach students to assess and compare these different habitats. Explore how to incorporate engineering and ecosystem services into your life science curriculum. In-depth background information and hands-on classroom activities will give the teacher confidence to use this unit in the classroom. Participants of this workshop are eligible to bring their students to Fermilab for docent-led field trips.

For those earning graduate credit, the class will end at 4:30 PM. in order to fulfill the requirements.


Audience: Teachers
Grades: 6 - 8
Fee: $275/person
Graduate credit: 3 semester hours can be arranged.
PDHs: 35

Program Information


Scheduled Sessions:
  • July 24-28, 2017, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (8:00 - 4:30 if taking for credit) , Register Online , Workshop at Lederman Science Center
    Instructors:
    • Nicole Kitzmiller, Rotolo Middle School
    • Patricia Franzen