KBS K-12 Partnership Summer Institute 2017

Date: August 8, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station 3700 East Gull Lake Dr. Hickory Corners, MI 49060

From ecosystems to classrooms: teaching global change


The 2017 summer institute will focus on current research exploring the effects of global change (e.g., climate and land use change, invasive species, emerging diseases, etc.) on Great Lakes ecosystems. We’ll explore changes occurring at all spatial scales: from microbes in soils to migratory bird patterns across the region. Participants will learn about research being conducted in these areas and gain insights and resources to take back to their classrooms and students. This year we’ll also leave the comfort of the classroom to learn about field investigations at MSU’s private Lux Arbor Reserve and explore new ideas for field trips to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday, August 9
(Tentative title) Migratory Birds in the Great Lakes Region
Rachael Pierce, Migratory Bird Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, East Lansing, MI

Thursday, August 10
Protecting Michigan’s Lakes and Rivers from Invasive Species
Jo Latimore, Outreach Specialist, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, MSU

Friday, August 11
(Tentative title) Antibiotic Resistance in Agricultural Fields
Adina Howe, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Cost: Program is FREE. Teachers will receive a daily stipend for participation.

 TBD (typically 6 per day)

Workshop coordinated by Dustin Kincaid and Heather Kittredge, 2016-17 Science Education Fellows

New to the Partnership?  Learn more here.

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


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