Teaching Science Outdoors Best Practices Workshop

Date: 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060

July 17 or 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Teaching Science Outdoors (TSO) brings elementary teachers to an outdoor environment and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats, with a focus on aquatic and terrestrial. 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, plan and carry out an investigation, analyze and interpret data and engage in argument from evidence and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom.

During this one-day workshop, you will participate in three outdoor investigations, practice outdoor teaching techniques, discuss barriers and benefits of teaching outdoors and begin a plan for a lesson or activity.

Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) has a commitment to working with K-12 science teachers. Learn more about teacher professional development at KBS. The Teaching Science Outdoors program started in 2014 to provide a more in depth science experience for K-5 teachers. More details about Teaching Science Outdoors.

Plus, CREATE's own Renee Bayer will be an instructor! Renee began her work teaching environmental and secondary science education before moving into community-based public health research, teaching and practice. Her research interests include issues in educational and health equity and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

More info and registration here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=60E8004BCB22593173BE284D15B724266D206D3D7BC517832144F5842FB62ACE