Teaching With The Outdoors
Environmental & Field Science Workshop
for K-12 Educators
May 3-4, 2002 at MTU Ford Forestry Center near L'Anse, MI
This 1-1/2 day multi-disciplinary workshop for K-12 teachers and youth leaders is held the first Friday-Saturday of May each
year. The workshop location alternates between the eastern half of the Upper Peninsula (on odd years) and the western half
of the Upper Peninsula (on even years). In the eastern U.P. the workshop is held at Clear Lake Education Center on the
Hiawatha National Forest (near Shingleton, Michigan); in the western U.P. the workshop is held at either Michigan
Technological University's Ford Forestry Center near L'Anse, or Camp Nesbit on the Ottawa National Forest (near Sidnaw,
The Teaching With the Outdoors workshop offers presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics, that are
conducted by educators, scientists, university faculty and resource specialists.
The Teaching With the Outdoors Workshop is for both less experienced and more experienced K-12 teachers and
educators, with an emphasis on hands-on teaching methods, activities, and information that will assist them in meeting
Michigan Content Standards and Benchmarks.
Teachers have the option to take the workshop for credit through Michigan Technological University (1.0 ED 5540 credit) or
through Northern Michigan University (1.0 ED 989 credit), if they attend in the entire workshop.
Registration is $65 ($35 for university students). Registration includes lunch and dinner on Friday, as well as breakfast and
lunch on Saturday. Some sessions require an additional fee for teacher
kits and activity guides. Teachers should ask their school or intermediate school district (ISD) about the availability of
Eisenhower funds to cover registration, substitute fees, and travel.
For information on the 2002 Teaching With the Outdoors Workshop, contact:
Joan Schumaker Chadde, Education Program Coordinator
Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
105 Dillman Hall/1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore National Lakeshore
P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862
Tel: (906) 387-2607
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
HCR 2, Box 1
Seney, MI 49888
Tel: (906) 586-9851 Ext. 16