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Lake Guardian Workshop - Sea Grant

Location: 400 Main Street Youngstown NY 14174

Dear Geographers!

If you are looking for a unique, FREE, professional development experience this summer, please check out the Lake Ontario – Lake Guardian workshop.
This workshop is not available to those who have had this experience before.  If you have been aboard the Lake Guardian before, please share this information with a colleague. 
We are limited to 15 educators, so we must accept a new crew of educators!
Join a research cruise on Lake Ontario
July 7-13, 2013
Applications due April 30th
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network invite 4th-12th grade teachers and non-formal educators to participate in a week-long workshop on Lake Ontario, aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 180-foot research vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian, beginning and ending in Youngstown, NY. (Near Buffalo)
Learn about Great Lakes science and forge lasting relationships among educators and scientists. Educators work beside scientists, conducting research and stopping in ports for additional science experiences. Participants in this workshop will also examine curricula and resources and explore classroom activities related to the ecosystem of the basin and Great Lakes literacy.  Learn how to conduct stewardship activities with your students.
Fifteen teachers from around the Great Lakes will be selected to take part in this unique professional development opportunity.  A stipend will be provided after completion.  Graduate credit may be available.
Explore Lake Ontario ecology, geology, geography, weather, and human impacts.  Monitor planktonic and benthic organisms and water quality!
Contact:  Helen Domske, NY Sea Grant at hmd4@cornell.edu
(716) 645-3610.

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