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Pioneer Valley Region 5-Day Institute for Grades 4-8 Educators


Region: Pioneer Valley
Level: Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8
Program type:

Description: Rivers to Range: Exploring the Pioneer Valley (Integrating Science and Math)

For thousands of years, the Connecticut River has flowed through Pioneer Valley, shaping the land and life around it. Known for its basalt flows, mountain ranges, dinosaur footprints, and fertile soils, the Pioneer Valley exhibits a rich history of geologic change. Join us to explore opportunities for integrating science and math as you learn about the geologic history of the Pioneer Valley. Visit local field sites, delve into museum collections, and immerse yourself in inquiry-based, standards-driven investigations as you learn about how the modern landscape provides clues to a very different past.

Partners & Collaborators: Hitchcock Center for the Environment; Beneski Museum of Natural History; Springfield Science Museum; The Trustees of Reservations

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

Topics: Earth Science, Education, Educational Methods, Geology, Pedagogy, Science and Engineering Practices, Watershed

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: July 6-10, 2020

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