Ocean Science Summer Institute 2012
6/25/2012 to 6/28/2012
* * Ocean Science Summer Institute 2012 * * A ‘Training of Trainers’ for both formal and informal educators!
Join us as we explore exciting, innovative inquiry-based curriculum for grades 4-6, designed to address the fascinating, interconnected nature of marine ecosystems, aligned with the EALRS and the Next Generation Science Framework!
The GEMS Ocean Sciences Sequence includes:
• Unit 1 – What Kind of Place is the Ocean?
Physical features of the ocean
• Unit 2 – What is Life Like in the Ocean?
Food chains and food webs
• Unit 3 – How Are Humans and the Ocean Interconnected?
Human impact on the ocean
Protecting marine resources
Participants will receive:
• In-depth hands-on experience with all 3 units in the Ocean Sciences Sequence including implementation strategies • Daily field experiences to study marine life in Puget Sound’s intertidal, inland waters and shoreline ecosytems • Whale watch trip to the San Juan Islands to see Orcas and the rich marine life of the Puget Sound area • Teachers guide including thorough instructions, print materials, interactive CD-ROM and DVD, extensive background
information, assessment system with scoring rubrics, color cards of habitats and organisms and more! (a $150 value) • Lunch each day
• Direct experience with important components that involve students directly in the scientific process
Date: Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2012
Time: 9am – 3:30pm (M-W);
9am – 7:30pm to include whale watch trip on Thursday
Location: Port Townsend, WA at the Fort Worden Conference Grounds
Cost: $650 per person for earlybird registration by April 30th;
$725 per person after April 30th
Optional lodging available: $85 per night for room, breakfast and dinner Clock hours and graduate credit by requestMore Events