KBS K-12 Partnership Summer Institute 2016 Invasion!

Date: August 17, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Kara Haas,karahaas@msu.edu, 269-671-2360.

KBS K-12 Partnership Summer Institute for teacher professional development in science teaching! Learn more about the KBS K-12 Partnership at http://www.kbs.msu.edu/outreach/kbs-k-12-partnership/.


Invasion!  We’ll be focusing on invasive species during this summer’s institute.  

Day 1: Wednesday, August 17 will include a morning plenary and then the opportunity to participate in a ‘MEECS workshop.’  We will be offering two topics, choose from Ecosystems and Biodiversity OR Climate Change.

What is MEECS?  The Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) workshops are established environmental education curriculum designed to assist teachers in integrating environmental science into the classroom. The MEECS units are an ideal way to address issues directly relevant to our state, such as its unique location in the Great Lakes Basin, Michigan-specific flora and fauna, and our state’s rich history and expertise in scientific research and engineering (Michigan Science Standards). At the end of each workshop, teachers receive classroom unit kits that include the following:

·        Binder of lesson plans

·        CD-ROM version of binder plus extension lessons, supplemental resources, videos, etc.

·        Hands-on activities and experiments

·        Pre- and post-tests

·        MEAP-like unit assessments

Both workshops are being offered with generous support from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Day 2, Thursday, August 18 will include morning plenary by Dr. Aaron McCright, “Bringing students to STEM through teaching Climate Change,” then an action packed day of concurrent sessions. You could learn about algae, biomimicry, agriculture, classroom management, how to ask the right questions and Michigan’s Most Wanted!

Day 3, Friday, August 19 will include an engaging morning plenary speaker and amazing concurrent sessions, topics to include urban forestry, papermaking with invasive plants, what the Research Experiences for Teachers have been up to at KBS this summer. We’ll spend the afternoon outside with a birds of prey show at the Bird Sanctuary and a tour of the Pond Labs and Greenhouses!

Where: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060

SCECHs will be available.

Workshop coordinated by Tyler Bassett and Jake Nalley, 2015-16 KBS K-12 Partnership Fellows

New to the Partnership?  Learn more here.

Please register for 1, 2 or all 3 days!!


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