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Educator Workshop: Particles and Prairies Teacher Workshop

Description: What do a compass plant, a bumble bee and a dragonfly nymph have in common? Particles and Prairies is both a field-studies program at Fermilab for midlevel students and a professional development workshop for teachers.

Three ecosystems in one workshop: prairie, savanna and stream. 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. 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 a docent-led field trip. This is a great way to get motivated for a new school year.

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.
ISBE recertification: 9 CEUs
CPDUs: 30

Program Information


Scheduled Sessions:
  • July 20-24, 2015, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (8:00 - 4:30 if taking for credit) , Register Online at Lederman Science Center