The MSU Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, MI is now accepting applications for two sessions of Teaching Science Outdoors: Protecting MI Water. Please visit our website to learn more about this professional development program for K-5 teachers interested in taking students and science outdoors!! Spend a week at the beautiful Kellogg Biological Station in Southwest Michigan (between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek).
Earn a stipend, build a network with colleagues, explore the outdoors and practice using Michigan Science Standards in your existing lesson plans.
Session 1: July 18-22, 2016, 8:30-4pm daily
Session 2: August 1-5, 2016, 8:30-4pm daily
Overview: Teaching Science Outdoors (TSO) brings elementary teachers to the biological station and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats. Next Generation Science Standards and technology (iPads, website and Google Docs) are incorporated throughout the experience. Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, conduct active research on their own pedagogy and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom.
After the workshop participants will be eligible for an ecological schoolyard assessment and schoolyard improvement grants. Participants will be invited to monthly after-school webinars to share their experiences with other participants and the leadership team. Learn more about what is involved: 2016 letter of intent_administrator
For more information, please contact:
Science Education & Outreach Coordinator
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Visit us online: www.kbs.msu.edu
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KelloggBiologicalStation