Teachers on the Estuary: A Field-Based Scientific Inquiry

Start Date:
Monday, July 30, 2018
End Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018

Specific to middle and high school educators watershed-wide.

This middle and high school level course is recommended for previous participants of CBF's Chesapeake Classrooms immersions and teachers already familiar with the basics of estuarine ecology. Teachers on The Estuary (TOTE) is designed to support teacher's understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research. During this dynamic five-day residential program, participants will explore Dorchester County's coastal habitats by conducting field investigations and interacting with local scientists, community members and coastal educators, as well as practice integrating local and national monitoring data into the classroom through cross-disciplinary, hands-on field activities highlighting Chesapeake Explorationand Estuaries 101 Curriculum.

Length & Location: 5 days/4 nights at CBF's Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Program.
Cost: $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Credit: Virginia and Washington, D.C. teachers are eligible for 45 continuing certification credit hours/points for successful course completion.

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