PD Workshop for Teachers at NE Aquarium

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) Professional Development Workshop for Science Teachers Grades 6-12 Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration Curriculum
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, in partnership with and hosted by the New England Aquarium
From bioluminescent corals to deep vent worms, from tropical underwater volcanoes to the Arctic Ocean floor, we know more about the moon than our ocean. Bring the excitement of current ocean science discoveries to your students using the Learning Ocean Science through Ocean Exploration curriculum, CD, and the Ocean Explorer Web site (http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER).

Join NOAA Ocean Exploration Education Facilitator, Tami Lunsford, and OER Education Program Manager, Susan Haynes, as you do inquiry- and standards-based activities tied directly to ocean expeditions. Activities written and tested by scientists and educators enable your students to model ocean science exploration in your classroom. Use these lessons in biology, earth, physical and marine science courses to connect your students to the excitement of NOAA Ocean Exploration as they travel from the Galapagos Rift to the Arctic Ocean, from Alaskan and New England seamounts to those in the Hawaiian Islands.

Registration is required and space is limited. This is the first of a two-part workshop series. The second will be held in on May 21, 2011. Educators who attend both full-day workshops will receive a $100 stipend. Each participant will receive the curriculum book, CD, materials related to activities presented during the workshop, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch. Participants will also have the opportunity to preview the new National Geographic Real Pirates exhibit after the workshop.

Registration Deadline is October 22, 2010. To register: Contact Gina Cerrito at the New England Aquarium at (617) 973-6590 or send completed registration form to gcerrito@neaq.org

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