Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Attention Teachers: Invasive Species Workshop in TC

Join the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) for the Invasive Species Teacher Workshop on November 15 & 22, 2010 from 4:30 - 7:30pm at the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City. The session on November 15 will focus on aquatic invasive species, and the session on November 22 will focus on terrestrial invasive species. The goal of this workshop is to provide teachers with content knowledge about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, promote a sense of stewardship for the Great Lakes watershed, and prepare teachers to teach their students about invasive species prevention and control.

This 2-session Invasive Species Teacher Workshop will use a unique combination of content presentations and classroom and outdoor activities to inform teachers about current invasive species issues and how they can incorporate invasive species curriculum into their classrooms. Presentations will be provided by recognized experts and will include an overview and history of invasive species, identification of common invaders, and efforts to control and prevent their introduction and spread. Teachers will participate in activities that can be incorporated into their classrooms, and will be provided with a wealth of educational materials, including fact sheets, watch cards, identification books, posters, DVDs, and curriculum.

The Invasive Species Teacher Workshop is free of charge, but space is limited to 20 participants. Participants will receive a stipend for each session they attend, and an additional stipend for classroom supplies to those attending both sessions. Dinner will also be provided. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact me at the ISEA office.

Christine Crissman
ISEA Education Director
(231) 271-3077

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