Science teachers offered professional development opportunity at 4-H science camp

Science teachers can apply for hands-on professional development opportunity at 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp.

Students and educators learning through hands-on experience and activities

Students and educators learning through hands-on experience and activities

An unforgettable and fun professional development opportunity awaits two Michigan middle school or high school science teachers who apply to serve as instructional staff for the nationally recognized 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, August 2-8, 2015.

The selected teachers will join Michigan State University Extension professionals, field experts and teens for a week-long, unforgettable experience both teaching and learning along the shores and in the woodlands of Presque Isle in Northeast Michigan. Educators will gain experience co-teaching various Exploration Sessions with university and agency natural resources experts (e.g. Michigan Sea Grant Extension, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and more). They’ll leave with contacts and relationships formed with these professionals, experiencing firsthand research and science learning taught by the experts. 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. Plus, these teachers will experience hands-on, place-based education strategies for teaching and engaging youth in learning through natural resources science and stewardship. Additional details and an application are now available. The application deadline is Friday, November 14, 2014.

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is an annual MSU pre-college program that has received three national recognitions for program excellence. It’s held annually at a site called Camp Chickagami located near the northern shores of Lake Huron. The program teaches teens environmental science through hands-on learning taught by natural resources professionals.

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