[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

GLIN==> Ecology of Isle Royale for Teachers



The Isle Royale Institute and Michigan Tech University invite teachers to participate in an institute at Isle Royale National Park June 19-12, 2006. This one-week, field-based camping experience at Isle Royale National Park prepares teachers to help students understand ecological concepts, wilderness ethics, and cultural history through direct experience, observation, activity, and discussion. The interactive course is designed to provide elementary, middle, and high school educators with standards-based professional development and time to plan, discuss, and reflect on their teaching. Institute participants work in groups, sharing their teaching experience and ideas with other educators.

The course is lead by an educator with extensive Isle Royale experience and includes five nights of wilderness camping and backpacking, visits with researchers in the park, and exploration of cultural sites and a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats.

Cost: $450. The cost covers tuition and fees, course materials, transportation from Copper Harbor (Michigan) to Isle Royale, six days of food, and some camping equipment. Partial stipends are available for a limited number of participating teachers from Michigan.

Credit: 3 graduate credits through Michigan Technological University's Department of Education

To register, complete the web-based application (http://forest.mtu.edu/iri/education.htm) by May 1, or contact Lori Whitting 906-487-2263. For more course information, contact Ann Mayo Kiely (ammayo@mtu.edu).

Information about additional Teachers' Institutes is available at http://www.ed.mtu.edu/



******************************
Ann Mayo Kiely
The Isle Royale Institute
MTU, Forest Resources & Environmental Science
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

ammayo@mtu.edu
906-487-4335

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
glin-announce is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN):
http://www.great-lakes.net

To subscribe: http://www.glin.net/forms/glin-announce_form.html

To post a message: http://www.glin.net/forms/glin-announce_post.html

To search the archive: http://www.glin.net/lists/glin-announce/

All views and opinions presented above are solely those of the author or
attributed source and do not necessarily reflect those of GLIN or its
management.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *