MSU Extension offers professional development opportunity for two Michigan science teachers

An unforgettable professional development opportunity for science teachers is being offered by MSU Extension’s 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp.

Leaders from Michigan State University Extension are seeking two Michigan middle school or high school science teachers to participate in the 2013 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp. The selected teachers will serve as instructional staff members for the nationally recognized camp, which runs from July 28 to Aug. 3. 

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m  Nov. 30. For additional details and an application, contact MSU Extension program leader.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is an annual MSU Extension precollege program that has received three national recognitions for program excellence. The camp teaches teens environmental science through hands-on learning and is taught by natural resources professionals. The camp takes place on the northern shore of Lake Huron in Presque Isle, Mich.

The two selected science teachers will join area professionals, field experts and teens for a weeklong experience of teaching and learning. Educators will gain experience co-teaching various exploration camp sessions with university and agency natural resources experts (from, for example, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Continuing education credits (CEUs) can be earned if desired.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for teachers looking to advance their knowledge and understanding of Michigan’s Great Lakes and natural resources while experiencing hands-on, place-based education strategies for teaching and engaging youth in learning through natural resources science and stewardship,” Ratkos said.

For more information about the Michigan 4-H program or the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, contact an MSU Extension educator in your area or call toll-free 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464). Interested individuals can also visit the Michigan 4-H website.

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