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GLIN==> Summer Teacher Institutes at MTU: Great Lakes, Forestry, Biofuels, Global Change



FOUR exciting summer teacher institutes at Michigan Technological University for K-12 classroom teachers and non-formal educators.

Brochures and application forms: www.wupcenter.mtu.edu. Application Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2009 ~ 20 spaces available
For more information: Joan Chadde at 906-487-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu .


*(1) Great Lakes Watershed Investigations Teacher Institute ~ June 15-19, 2009 *
Cost: $150 includes 3 credits; $375 with on-campus meals/lodging Description: This Institute is designed to teach educators about the physical, chemical, and biological components of the Great Lakes ecosystem, using the Lake Superior watershed as the classroom. This 5-day course will engage educators in a wide array of Great Lakes topics including watershed dynamics, stream monitoring, evaluating the health of the Great Lakes, amphibian & salamander monitoring, tracking Great Lakes fisheries (lake sturgeon and Coaster brook trout), invasive species, land use and shoreline development, establishing school-community partnerships, student -led stewardship activities, and careers. Teachers will receive training in and receive the new Michigan Water Quality unit (easily adapted to other states). Eligible for COSEE scholarship.*


*(2) Forest Ecology & Resources Institute ~ June 21-26, 2009*
Cost: $400 includes 3 credits; $675 includes 5 nights lodging on campus and meals. Description: This six-day Institute is designed to provide teachers (grades 3-12) with a basic understanding of forest ecology and management. Topics presented will be forest management, biodiversity, silvicultural prescriptions, forest health, multiple uses (wildlife, water, recreation, timber). Through lecture, hands-on data collection and analysis, field trips, technology applications, and assignments, participants will obtain new knowledge and skills that can be adapted to their work with students. Teachers will receive training in and receive the new Michigan Ecosystems & Biodiversity unit (easily adapted to other states) or Project Learning Tree Curriculum and Activity Guide.


*(3) Future Fuels From Forests Teacher Institute ~ July 6-10, 2009*
Cost: $250 includes 3 graduate credits; $450 includes 5 nights lodging on campus and meals.
Description:  This 5-day Institute will engage middle/high school educators in an interdisciplinary investigation of forest-based ethanol production that will integrate silviculture and landscape ecology, GIS, and chemical engineering through lecture, field trips, and computer investigations. Teachers will receive training in and receive the new Michigan Energy Resources unit (easily adapted to other states) and Project Learning Tree’s Forests of the World.

*(4) Global Change Teacher Institute ~ July 13-17, 2009*
Cost: $400 includes 3 graduate credits; $600 includes on campus lodging/meals at Michigan Tech. Description: This five-day Institute will prepare you to engage your middle and high school students in a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change, elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain, and invasive species. Through lecture, hands-on data collection and field trips, participants will interact with scientists and gain new knowledge and skills. Teachers will receive training in and receive the new Michigan Air Quality unit (easily adapted to other states). National and Michigan content standards for mathematics; life, earth and physical sciences; and technology will be addressed. The Institute will be taught by internationally-recognized faculty and researchers from Michigan Technological University. Participants will visit the FACE research site (http://aspenface.mtu.edu/) in northern Wisconsin where the effects of elevated CO2 and ozone on forest productivity are clearly observable.  Eligible for COSEE scholarship.*

*COSEE Great Lakes Marine Immersion Scholarships* to provide financial support for Great Lakes teachers (grades 4-10, informal educators, and pre-service teachers) in learning about the Great Lakes. Application should be made to the selected program, and a copy sent to Helen Domske hmd4@cornell.edu. More info on Scholarships: http://coseegreatlakes.net/

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Joan Chadde, K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator
Western U.P Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education   and the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
2009 President, Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

105 Dillman Hall - Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Fax: (906) 487-1620 Email: jchadde@mtu.edu


Visit www.michiganenviornmentaled.org to learn about the MAEOE annual conference Oct. 8-10, 2009 on Urban Environmental Education at University of Michigan Dearborn.

The Western U.P. Center is a partnership of Copper Country & Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts and Michigan Technological University, serving 19 school districts and the communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties. Center programs reach more than 10,000 students, teachers, and community members in the Upper Great Lakes region annually. Find out more at: http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/


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