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Cape Cod Region 5-Day Institute for Grades 4-8 Educators


Region: Cape Cod
Level: Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8
Program type:

Description: Nature and Design: Connections Between Science, Engineering, and the Marine Environment

The ocean is filled with diverse and fascinating creatures that have adapted to survive a wide range of challenges. Explore themes of biomimicry as you investigate how nature’s innovations can help inform solutions to real-world design problems. Visit field sites to make wildlife observations, tour engineering labs to see examples of marine engineering inspired by adaptations of marine life, connect with research scientists who both inform and rely on technological innovation, and develop standards-aligned, inquiry-based investigations to share with your students.

Partners & Collaborators:
National Marine Life Center
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
Lloyd Center for the Environment
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Sea Grant

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

Topics: Animals, Biomimicry, Education, Educational Methods, Engineering, Life Science, Marine Science, Oceans, Pedagogy, Physical Science, Science and Engineering Practices, Technology, Wildlife biology

Aligned to content standards (if any):

Additional information (if any): Housing is available for this region.

Dates: July 6-10, 2020

PDPs and Graduate Credit: 40 PDPs; graduate credit is available for an additional fee

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