- Workshops for Educators Focus on "The Story After the Storm"
University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program
Over the next seven months people who work with grades K-12 in both formal and informal settings will have access to free workshops through the Science Institute for Educators series hosted by the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minn., and the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minn.
"During the 2-hour workshops educators will join experts to discuss the consequences of the June 2012 flood that drenched the western end of Lake Superior," said Marte Kitson, aquatic invasive species specialist with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program. "The increasing frequency of extreme weather events in the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota has city officials, resource managers, and scientists scrambling to improve our ability to recover from and adapt to a changing water regime. It seems important to let educators know what is happening so that they can share it with their students."
Attendees will receive lesson plans aligned to Minnesota academic standards and access to related activities. Educators who attend at least six of the workshops are eligible for a $100 stipend and CEUs. Registration is required; space is limited. Register online at http://www.glaquarium.org/education-programs/teacher-workshops/ or contact Katie Fritz: firstname.lastname@example.org, (218) 740-2027.
From stormwater to sediment, uncover the story after the storm at the following Science Institute for Educators workshops:
Damages and Repairs to Duluth's Stormwater Infrastructure: The City's Perspective
Presented by Chris Kleist, City of Duluth
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Great Lakes Aquarium (353 Harbor Dr., Duluth, Minn.)
Friday, Nov. 16, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC (6282 Cranberry Rd., Finland, Minn.)
Sediment in the St. Louis Estuary. Too Much or Not Enough?
Presented by John Lindgren, Minnesota DNR
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Nov. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Lake Superior Ecology
Presented by Don Shriner, Minnesota DNR
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Jan. 18, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Workshop 4 - TBD
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Jan. 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Post-Flood Nutrients in Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary
Presented by Chip Small, University of St. Thomas and Brandy Forsman, University of Minnesota Duluth
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Mar. 8, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Workshop 6 - Topic: TBD
Presented by Dr. Liz Minor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Mar. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
A Weather Perspective on the Flood
Presented by Dan Miller, NOAA
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Apr. 19, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Adaptations to Climate Change
Presented by Diane Desotelle, Minnesota Sea Grant
Tuesday, Apr.2, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Apr. 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Workshop 9 - TBD
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4 -6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
The Science Institute for Educators is sponsored by the Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota DNR MinnAqua Program, Minnesota Sea Grant, and The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.
This project is funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in conjunction with Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program.
Contact: Katie Fritz, School Programs Coordinator, Great Lakes Aquarium, email@example.com or 218-740-2027
- Posted: 10/9/12
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