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2014 Summer Institutes & Courses For Teachers


June 23-27, 2014     Forest Ecology Teacher Institute on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. 

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Through pre-course readings, presentations, field trips, hands-on data collection, classroom activities, visits to Hardwoods of Michigan sawmill &kiln‐drying operation and a school forest, and an overnight at Hawk Woods Nature Center, participants will obtain new knowledge and skills that can be incorporated into their science, social studies or math curriculum. Presenters include scientists, university faculty, natural resource managers, and expert educators. Participants will learn tree ID, forest measurements, forest health, disease & insect pests, forest soils, carbon sequestration, best management practices, and sustainable forest management. Teachers receive $100 of forestry-related classroom supplies, including tree field guides, Project Learning Tree (PLT)   K-8 Activity Guide, PLT Focus on Forests, PLT Forests of the World, and more. Teachers who complete all course requirements, including pre-course reading reflections and development of two lessons, can earn two  graduate credits from Michigan Tech University.  
Cost:  $300* 
includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits, instructional materials, field trips, and overnight at Hawk Woods. 
Payment due June 1st.  Pay by credit card, by calling MTU Cashier at 906-487-2247
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For more information: Joan Chadde at or 906-487-3341

*Cost is reduced due to generous support from a U.S. Forest Service grant to help reduce official MTU tuition (2013/14 Official Applied Science Education Graduate Resident & Non-Resident tuition is $514 per credit).

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July 7-11, 2014 Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

This 5-day Institute will prepare you to engage your middle and high school students in a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change on forests--- elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain, and invasive species. Teachers will participate in the MEECS Climate Change workshop and receive NEW MEECS Climate Change Unit. 
Cost: $250 off campus 
includes five lunches, 2 MTU graduate credits and instructional materials; $400 to stay on-campus includes five nights (Sun.-Th) lodging and meals.

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Joan Chadde,
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator,

Michigan Technological University
105 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Fax: (906) 487-1620

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Last Update: March 12, 2014