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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - Teacher Institute 2016

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

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2016 Teacher Institute: At Water's Edge

During this four day teacher institute, 8th-12th grade science teachers conduct place-based, inquiry-driven activities to explore and compare several unique coastal ecosystems and evaluate human impacts on these systems alongside scientists and expert environmental educators. Teachers will receive updated content knowledge and instructional resources designed to foster student learning of watershed scienceand stimulate awareness of actions that promote watershed stewardship. Content and activities are aligned with the NC Essential Standards for 8th Grade Science, Earth/Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science.

Hands-on, real world, and STEM-based experiences will be emphasized--be prepared to get wet, sandy and re-energized!

Learn more: 2016 Trip to Jones Island with the NC Coastal Federation.

At Water's Edge is hosted by the Trinity Center, nestled in maritime forest along the banks of Bogue Sound and a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean. Participants explore the wonders of both Sound and sea.

Participants will:

  • Actively participate in hands-on and STEM-based experiences in North Carolina's coastal aquatic ecosystems
  • Engage with a variety of outstanding environmental educators, researchers and scientists
  • Gain knowledge about current watershed science, human impacts to coastal watersheds and strategies to protect watersheds

Participants receive:

  • A wealth of new ideas and instructional resources including curriculum-related materials
  • An opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed professional development setting
  • Excellent food and lodging at beautiful Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC 
  • CEU and Environmental Education Certification Credits

Participants are expected to:

  • Commit to the entire institute
  • Share their experiences and mentor other teachers in your school or system
  • Incorporate learned skills and experiences into your lesson plans and teaching
  • Be in good physical condition. Activities will include hiking, walking, wading, etc., in potentially hot, humid conditions.

This institute will begin at 11AM on Tuesday July 26th, 2015 and end by 3PM on Friday July 29th. Lodging is provided Tues, Wed, and Thursday nights.

This Institute is open to 8th-12th grade science teachers in North Carolina.

To apply, please complete the Online Application by 11:59pm on Sunday April 10th.

Please note: There are a limited number of seats available for this Institute. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status on or before May 2, 2016. If you are accepted, a $100 refundable deposit will be required to reserve your spot. Your spot will be forfeited if your deposit is not received in a timely manner. Your check will not be deposited and will be returned to you upon check-in at the institute on July 26th. Cancellations made after July 11th will result in the forfeiture of the deposit; your check will be cashed and considered a tax-deductible donation to the UNC Institute for the Environment.

The institute is made possible with funding provided by the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), the Duke Energy Foundation and the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For questions and additional information, contact Dana Haine with the UNC Institute for the Environment:

dhaine@unc.edu
(919) 843-5735

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