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Teaching with the Outdoors Workshop in Da U.P. eh?
May 2-3, 2008


for K-12 teachers and informal educators

Enjoy spring deep in the wild and remote Upper Peninsula for an exciting workshop at the Clear Lake Education Center near Shingleton, Michigan planned for Friday-Saturday, May 2-3. The Clear Lake Education Center’s newly renovated CCC cabins, rustic lodge, and log classrooms are situated on beautiful Clear Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest, close to Seney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 

Several three-hour workshops will be held Friday starting at 10:30 am and at 3 pm, on the following topics:

  • LEAF – the K-12 Wisconsin Forestry Education Program.
  • NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence (for non-classroom educators).
  • K-2 Frog Math and Science with “Turtle Man”.
  • GEMS Schoolyard Ecology for Grades 3-6.
  • Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
  • Global Climate Change Lessons.
  • Evening owl presentation, owl-ing field trip, and traditional evening campfire programs with music, songs, stories and s’mores!

Three Saturday workshop choices will be offered from 9 am -3:30 pm: field trip to Seney NWR, field trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, or a Wildlife Tracking workshop with Brian Rajdl, naturalist/tracker/wilderness educator at Clear Lake.
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Visit these websites for workshop information and registration forms: www.nps.gov/piro/forteachers or  www.wupcenter.mtu.edu

Workshop registration deadline is Wednesday, April 23. To register, contact Loret Roberts at 906-482-0331 or loret@copperisd.org at the Western U.P. Center for Science,  Math & Environmental Education.

This workshop is sponsored by Michigan Alliance for Outdoor and Environmental Education, Western U.P. Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the Hiawatha National Forest – Clear Lake Education Center.

For more information, contact David Kronk (PRNL) at 906-387-2607 Ext. 206 (david_kronk@nps.gov ) or Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 (jchadde@mtu.edu).

 

Credit Available: 1.0 ED989 from NMU; 1.0 graduate credit (ED5601) from MTU (additional cost), or 1.0 SB-CEU (free)  

Schedule


Friday, May 2
10-10:30am Check-in at Classroom Building

10:30-12:30  First workshop session choices:

  • K-12 NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence (for non-classroom educators only) meet in classroom.

~ Dave Kronk, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore & Don Howlett, USDA Hiawatha National Forest

  • Frog Math & Science (K-2) (meet by lake boat launch) ~ Jeff Davis, herpetologist - $14/book
  • Gems Schoolyard Ecology (Gr.3-6) (meet in baseball field) ~ Dr. Carolyn Lowe, Dept. of Educ., NMU - $18/book
  • LEAF Program (Gr.7-12)  (meet in classroom) ~ Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin School Forest Coordinator - $25/book

12:30-1:30 Bag lunch (BYO) & explore the grounds!
  
1:30-2:30cont’d. First workshop session.

3-6 pm   Second workshop session choices:

  • Science Investigations Encouraging a Sense of Wonder (PreK-2) ~ Dr. Carolyn Lowe, Dept. of Educ., NMU
  • LEAF Program (Gr. K-6) ~ Jeremy Solin, Wisconsin School Forest Coordinator - $25/book
  • Teaching About Global Climate Change (Gr.7-12) ~ Dave Kronk, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) (Gr.7-12) ~ Dr. Greg Coverdale, Dept. of Education, NMU
  • Leopold Education Project ~ Wendy Cheek, Michigan LEP coordinator - $25/book

6:30   Dinner (served by camp cook)
8 pm  Owls in the UP Evening Program (followed by campfire storytelling, music and singing)
9 pm  Let’s go Owling!

Saturday, May 3
6:30am   Birding around Clear Lake (Scott Hickman, ornithologist)
8am  Breakfast (served by camp cook)
9-3:30   All Day Workshop or Field trips  (bag lunches prepared by camp cook) 

  • a. Field trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Geology & Maritime History) ~ Dave Kronk)
  • b. Field trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Wetlands & Wildlife) ~ Jen McDonough, interpreter, Seney NWR  
  • c. Wildlife Tracking @ Clear Lake ~ Brian Rajdl, naturalist/wildlife tracker and wilderness educator
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    To register, contact Loret Roberts (906-482-0331 or loret@copperisd.org ) at the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education. Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 23.

Sponsored by Michigan Alliance for Outdoor and Environmental Education, Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Hiawatha National Forest – Clear Lake Education Center.

 



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