2008 Lake Michigan Exploration Workshop
Date: 08/02/08 - 08/08/08
Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Attendance: Teachers in Grades 4-10 and non-formal educators

Lake Michingan
COSEE Great Lakes, in partnership with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, invites 4th-10th grade teachers and non-formal educators from the Great Lakes region to participate in the Lake Michigan Exploration workshop, August 2-8, 2008. This workshop is designed to promote Great Lakes and ocean sciences in formal and informal education and forge lasting relationships between science researchers and educators. Participants will be involved in classroom and field programs, work with scientists, examine curricula and resources, and explore classroom activities relating to the Great Lakes and ocean resources.

This seven-day summer workshop will offer educators an excursion into Great Lakes and marine science education. Using the learning cycle of Excite, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate, the workshop will immerse participants in inquiry, questioning, and experimentation, engage educators in concrete tasks, build on their experiences with students and deepen their content skills. Just as importantly, the workshop will demonstrate for educators how to connect their work to specific standards for student performance.

Contact Name: Terri Hallesy
Contact Phone: (217) 244-8809
Contact Email:

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