Teachers on the Estuary
The National Science Foundation EPSCoR at RISD crew pass this announcement along to all faculty.
This summer the New England National Estuarine Research Reserves will offer “Teachers on the Estuary” (TOTE) professional development workshops to take place in Maine on July 11–14 at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, ME; in Rhode Island July 25-28 at the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI and Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI; and August 8-10 in Massachusetts at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Falmouth, MA.
The workshops are research and field-based professional development opportunities designed to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of estuaries using local research examples. The workshops will provide resources and hands-on experiences to support the incorporation of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching.The workshops are designed for middle and high school teachers, but other educators are welcome to apply. Participants will work with local scientists and coastal educators to explore estuary habitats, practice scientific field activities, and bring data into the classroom. The workshops are free, but space is limited so an application is required (available on the websites listed below). Applications are due on April 29th.
Click here for the Rhode Island workshops application
Click here for the Massachusetts workshop application
RISD’s EPSCoR team is led by Project Director John Dunnigan (Professor, Furniture) and co-Principal Investigator Charlie Cannon (Assc. Professor, Industrial Design) with the collaboration of Chris Rose (Critic, Furniture), Lindsay Kinkade (Critic, Fine Arts and Illustration), and Clement Valla (Critic, Foundation Studies and Digital +Media).