PD Workshops, Connecticut

Immersion Learning, Institute for Exploration and Mystic Aquarium present these professional development workshops:

Return to Titanic, Wednesday, August 11, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. In this hands-on workshop you will follow Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of scientists as they return to the wreck of the RMS Titanic to determine how much the ship has deteriorated since its initial discovery in 1985. Science topics covered include scale drawings, buoyancy, model-building, weathering, composite images, remotely operated vehicles, latitude and longitude, coordinate grids, communication technology, radio waves, conservation, and careers.

Adventures to the Black Sea Thursday, August 12, 2010, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm In this hands-on workshop you will travel to the Black Sea, examine evidence of an ancient flood, and explore a perfectly preserved shipwreck that is over 1,500 years old. Science topics covered include marine archaeology, density, freshwater and salt water, sonar, earthquakes, plate tectonics, sedimentology, communication technology, satellites, robotic exploration, and careers.

Life at the Extremes Friday, August 13, 2010, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm In this hands-on workshop you will travel to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge—down to a depth of about 2,000 ft (610 m)—to explore the unique “Lost City” hydrothermal vents and search for clues to life’s origins among its microscopic inhabitants. Science topics covered include hydrothermal vents, plate tectonics, minerals, chemical reactions, pH, biodiversity, extremophiles, buoyancy, remotely operated vehicles, communication technology, and careers.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Katie Cubina at 860-572-5955 x267 or katie@immersionlearning.org for more details on how to register. Space is limited, so act soon!

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