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Sea Grant Workshops for the Summer of 2018

** Editor's Note: These three workshops are sponsored by New York Sea Grant. Since we have worked with them in the past, we know these are quality events. We recommend that you sign up!

Teachers, formal and non-formal educators are all welcome to attend these 2-day workshops if you didn’t attend last summer’s GLEEE workshops in Oswego, or at Reinstein/Beaver Meadow Nature Preserves n WNY.  If you did attend either one of these, please tell your colleagues about these opportunities!  We are trying to expand our network of educators around the state.

1. Niagara Region: July 24 & 25 – 9:00AM - 3:00PM - The Niagara River and Lake Ontario: Geology, Biology and Ecology

Classroom materials and lunch are included.  Limited to 20 educators!

Participants will receive a $200 stipend and educational materials, with the opportunity to earn an additional $100 stipend during the 2018-2019 school year for conducting a Great Lakes stewardship project with your students.

Workshop Meeting Locations: Day 1: DeVeaux Woods State Park, Niagara Falls. 

Day 2: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island (Optional kayak opportunity).

Spend two days learning about the geology, ecology and biology of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, including an optional kayak paddle on the river.  Learn about the exciting educational opportunities provided through the new Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange.

To register, email your name, school name, grade you teach, number of students you teach each year, summer email (in case you do not monitor your school email), phone number (that you use during the summer) and indicate that you accept the cancellation fee of $25 if you register and do not give 48-hour cancellation notice.  Email for this workshop should be sent to Helen Domske, hmd4@cornell.edu

 

2. Oswego Area: August 8th & 9th – 9:00AM - 3:00PM - Lake Ontario’s Ecology and Current Issues

Classroom materials and lunch are included.  Limited to 20 educators.

Participants will receive a $200 stipend and educational materials, with the opportunity to earn an additional $100 stipend during the 2018-2019 school year for conducting a Great Lakes stewardship project with your students.

Workshop Meeting Location: Rice Creek Field Station, Brownell Road, Oswego, NY 13126

Interact with scientists and naturalists at the Rice Creek Field Station, NYS Parks, and other unique areas.  Learn about the exciting educational opportunities provided through the new Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange.

Workshop Partners:  NY Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange, Center for Great Lakes Literacy, New York Sea Grant – Cornell University, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Rice Creek Nature Preserve, SUNY Oswego.

To register, email your name, school name, grade you teach, number of students you teach each year, summer email (in case you do not monitor your school email), phone number (that you use during the summer) and indicate that you accept the cancellation fee of $25 if you register and do not give 48-hour cancellation notice. Registration for this workshop should be sent to:  New York Sea Grant, (315)312-3042, SGoswego@cornell.edu

3. Exciting Ecosystems! Learn about ponds, marshes and the Great Lakes - August 14 – 9:30 - 3:00           

FREE* workshop for Grade 4-10 Teachers      Formal and Non-Formal Educators Welcome!

Participants will receive a $100 stipend and educational materials, with the opportunity to earn an additional $100 during the 2018-2019 school year for conducting a Great Lakes stewardship project with your students.

Have you wanted to get your students interested in the ecosystems surrounding the Great Lakes, but need to learn more about ponds, marshes and lakes and the life found within them?  Are you interested in obtaining Great Lakes classroom activities that you can share with your students?   

Spend the day at one of WNY’s premiere place-based nature center learning about and exploring exciting ecosystems.  If the weather cooperates, we’ll get out and get close to nature while exploring the life of a pond, enjoying a nature walk and experiencing a canoe ride (optional) to learn about life above and below water.  

Workshop Location: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd. in North Java, NY 14113, approximately 40 miles from Buffalo.  http://www.buffaloaudubon.org/beavermeadow.php

Classroom materials and lunch are included.  Limited to 20 educators, so register early!

 

For more information and registration, contact:

Helen Domske, New York Sea Grant, (716) 645-3610, hmd4@cornell.edu  To register, email your name, school name, grade you teach, number of students you teach each year, summer email (in case you do not monitor your school email), phone number (that you use during the summer) and indicate that you are willing to abide by the cancellation fee of $25 if you register and do not give 48-hour notice.

*PLEASE NOTE: A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged for those registered who do not attend.