Professional Development for Teachers
Time & Location
About the Event
One-Week Institute for Grades 6-12 Educators
Dates: June 24th - 26th and June 29th - 30th (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
June 24: Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Sanctuary
June 25: Plum Island
June 26: Salem Sound Coast Watch
June 29: Maritime Gloucester
June 30: Mas Audubon Joppa Flats
Educators Seasons and Cycles in the Coastal and Aquatic Environment: Impacts of Climate Change
Coastal and freshwater environments are home to highly biodiverse ecosystems, providing essential resources for all living things, including humans. As environmental stressors associated with climate change compound, they begin to have larger and larger effects on these systems. Come explore the local impacts of climate change on coastal and aquatic environments as you explore a variety of field sites, interact with naturalists, ecologists and research scientists, learn field data collection techniques, and evaluate long-term climate data. Experience and develop inquiry-based, standardsaligned investigations to bring these concepts into the classroom.
Partners & Collaborators: Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River and Endicott Wildlife Sanctuaries; Maritime Gloucester; Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (LTER); Salem Sound Coastwatch
$400/participant if attending with one other teacher from your school or district.
$375/participant if attending with 2 or more other teachers from your school or district.
Early Bird Discount available until May 1st! Use code “EARLYBIRD” when you register to save $25.
PDPs and Graduate Credit: 40 PDPs are available without graduate credit
67.5 PDPs and 3 graduate credits are available from Framingham State University for $225
67.5 PDPs and 3 graduate credits are available from Cambridge College for $225