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GLIN==> COSEE Scholarships - June 1 application deadline

COSEE Scholarships for Lake Huron Exploration Workshop
August 11-17, 2007
Alpena, MI

June 1 application deadline

The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) Great Lakes, in partnership with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, invites 4th-10th grade teachers and non-formal educators from the Great Lakes region to participate in the Lake Huron Exploration Workshop, August 11 ? 17, 2007 ( http://coseegreatlakes.net/events/lhew). This workshop is designed to promote Great Lakes and ocean sciences in formal and informal education and forge lasting relationships between science researchers and educators. Participants will be involved in classroom and field programs, work with scientists, examine curricula and resources, and explore classroom activities relating to the Great Lakes and ocean resources. Fifteen educators will be selected from throughout the Great Lakes basin.

This seven-day summer workshop will offer educators an excursion into Great Lakes and marine science education. Using the learning cycle of Excite, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate, the workshop will immerse participants in inquiry, questioning, and experimentation, engage educators in concrete tasks, build on their experiences with students and deepen their content skills. Just as importantly, the workshop will demonstrate for educators how to connect their work to specific standards for student performance.

Topics for the workshop include: Geology of the Lake Huron Basin; the Lake Huron Biosphere; Great Lakes & Ocean Remote Sensing; Marine Archaeology; Maritime Cultural Resources (shipwrecks!); Saginaw Bay; Aquatic Invasive Species; and more. 
The Lake Huron Exploration Workshop will be based at the NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and its Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, MI.

Participants can earn two (2) master?s of education graduate credits from the University of Minnesota-Duluth for workshop participation.

Participants receive a $500 stipendLodging (double occupancy) and meals at the workshop location for six nights are also provided to participants.

All communications concerning the Lake Huron Exploration Workshop and applications should be addressed to:
Nicole Koehler, COSEE Assistant
Michigan Sea Grant Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-6094
Fax: (586) 469-6948
Email: nmk@umich.edu

Steve Stewart, District Extension Sea Grant Educator
Senior Investigator, COSEE Great Lakes
Michigan Sea Grant Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
586-469-7431  office phone
586-491-6000  mobile phone
586-469-6948  fax