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2018 Berkshire Region Summer Professional Development Institutes

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Going Green with your Students: The Science and Engineering Behind Clean Energy Western Mass leads the state in renewable, clean energy projects. Become an environmental scientist by experimenting with solar, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass technologies to reduce our carbon… Read on... »

2018 Cape Cod Region Summer Professional Development Institutes

Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

From Land to Sea: Practicing Sustainability, Modeling Solutions Sustainability. What’s the buzz all about? Learn about human threats to Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts’ coastal environment and animals. Discuss real world practical solutions that make a… Read on... »

2018 Central Region Summer Professional Development Institutes

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Parts and Purpose: Using Inquiry to Explore Structure and Function in Nature’s Laboratory Join scientists and science educators as we explore animal and plant biology, nutrient flow and pollinator systems at work all around us. Analyze soil nutrients, investigate how… Read on... »

2018 MetroWest Region Summer Professional Development Institutes

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Landscapes for Learning: A Natural Confluence of Science, Literacy, Mathematics and Place-based Pedagogy Communities and their landscapes — whether forests, farms, or streetscapes — provide context for the study of ecology, history, culture, and society. Collect… Read on... »

2018 North Shore Summer Professional Development Institute

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Investigating Ecosystems and Assessing Human Impact How are humans helping or harming local habitats? Explore ways to investigate this question in your own schoolyard, and in the world around you. Support your students’ active involvement in achieving a positive impact… Read on... »

2018 Professional Development Seminar Series

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

The 2018 Professional Development Seminar Series is designed for staff, volunteers and other professionals from science, environmental, natural history, technology, art, history and other cultural institutions and centers in New England. Typically, each seminar is a full day,… Read on... »

2018 Southeast Region Summer Professional Development Institute

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: How to Use Marine Science and Technology in the Classroom Design floats to meet buoyancy criteria, review marine organisms’ adaptations and engineer prosthetics for ocean animals, and then head to the shoreline to practice water-sampling… Read on... »

2018 Summer Professional Development Institutes

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

Summer Professional Development Institutes are unique professional development courses for teachers. These institutes bring together scientists, engineers and other STEM professionals with educators from museums, aquariums, natural science centers and other science, technology… Read on... »

A Natural Connection to the Azores

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: New Bedford Whaling Museum

This program for grades 5-10 focuses on the historical connection between the New Bedford area and the Azores by investigating the marine animals seen by whaling crews while sailing between these two regions. Students will learn latitude, longitude, charting and how to predict… Read on... »

Adaptations: Animal Senses

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Thornton W. Burgess Society

Students explore physical and behavioral adaptations which help animals live and thrive in their environment. A center-based hands-on approach allows students the opportunity to experiment and experience how abilities in sight, sound, smell, tase and touch differ among species. … Read on... »