Educating students about invasive species can serve the dual purpose of meeting science content and science & engineering practices requirements for Michigan Science Standards and protecting the Great Lakes from new invasive species. New invasions that damage our environment are so intertwined with science, economics, history, and geography that they form the perfect nexus for cross-curricular teaching. Participants will address science concepts of adaptation, food webs, and reproduction, as well as social studies skills of map-making, persuasive writing, analyzing technical text to aid in understanding invasive species, and civic engagement in an issue of public importance.
- Lunch & classroom materials
- $150 participant stipend (may use all or part for sub pay)
- 6 SCECHs
After the workshop, participants have the option to earn:
- $200 per lesson developed after the workshop (optional).
- $300 to make presentations and/or write articles for educational publications and conferences
Click here to register: http://sun.science.wayne.edu/~jram/MISGPworkshopRegistration.html
Questions? Contact Joan Chadde, workshop coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 487-3341
Sponsored by Wayne State University, Michigan Technological University, and Belle Isle Conservancy with grant funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Agriculture & Rural Development.