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Contributed by Deborah Rudd

CHARLESTON — Spend three Fridays this winter immersed in science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

South Slough will offer a unique training designed for teachers of all grade levels, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators who work closely with schools and classroom teachers. Training will be held Fridays, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 23, 2018. 

This three-part training will enhance educators' abilities to: engage students in real, data-driven science; use estuary systems as a place-based example of global issues and solutions; and apply 3-dimensional teaching techniques in the field and classroom.

Participating teachers will receive a $240 stipend, field trip and resource supply funds, sample lessons and curriculum resources, plus lunch and snacks. Some housing will be available. 

Reserve educators and scientists will use field sites and research in the South Slough and Coos Bay estuaries to provide connections to essential science practices taught at all grade levels. This workshop will highlight the Reserve's fish seining (netting) project, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's System Wide Monitoring Program, and the application of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration education tools in the field and classroom.  

Deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 19.

Attendance to all three classes is required to receive the $240 stipend, and field or classroom support funds. Questions? Call 541-888-5558, ext. 127 or jaime.c.belanger@state.or.us

 

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