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North Shore Region 5-Day Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators


Region: MetroNorth , Northeast
Level: Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12
Program type:

Description: Seasons and Cycles in the Coastal and Aquatic Environment: Impacts of Climate Change

Coastal and freshwater environments are home to highly biodiverse ecosystems, providing essential resources for all living things including humans. As environmental stressors associated with climate change compound, they begin to have larger and larger effects on these systems. Come explore the local impacts of climate change on coastal and aquatic environments as you explore a variety of field sites, interact with naturalists, ecologists and research scientists, learn field data collection techniques, and evaluate long-term climate data. Experience and develop inquiry-based, standards-aligned investigations to bring these concepts into the classroom.

Partners & Collaborators:
Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River and Endicott Wildlife Sanctuaries
Maritime Gloucester
Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research TIDE Project (LTER)
Salem Sound Coastwatch
Woods Hole Research Center

Learn more and register online: https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/spdi-k12/

Topics: Climate Change, Education, Educational Methods, Environmental Sustainability , Pedagogy, Science and Engineering Practices, Wetlands

Aligned to content standards (if any):

Additional information (if any): PDPs and Graduate Credit: 40 PDPs; graduate credit is available for an additional fee

Dates: June 24-26 and June 29-30, 2020

Fee Information: Cost: $450/participant. Discounts available for teacher teams and early bird registrations.