Summer camp offers science teachers professional development opportunity

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

Two Michigan middle school or high school science teachers can have one unforgettable and fun professional development opportunity – to serve as instructional staff for the nationally recognized 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, July 27 to August 2, 2014.''

The selected science teachers will join area professionals, field experts and teens for a week-long, unforgettable experience both teaching and learning along the shores and in the woodlands of Northeast Michigan.  Educators will gain experience co-teaching various exploration sessions with university and agency natural resources experts including Michigan Sea Grant Extension, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and more. They will leave with contacts and relationships formed with these professionals, experiencing firsthand research and science learning as 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 as a part of programming offered by Michigan State University Extension. They are also given the opportunity to 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, December 6, 2013, 5 p.m. EST.

4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp is an annual MSU pre-college program that has received three national recognitions for program excellence. Its held annually on the northern shores of Lake Huron in Presque Isle, Michigan. The program teaches teens environmental science through hands-on learning taught by natural resources professionals.

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