Teachers participating in a MARE workshop.

Birch Aquarium and Scripps Institution of Oceanography Educator Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development Workshop
Explore current Scripps Oceanography geochemical research

Join Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher Dave Hilton and Birch Aquarium educators as you participate in hands-on activities to learn about the Southern California San Andreas Fault System and how local scientists are integrating chemistry and earth science to better understand the region’s unique geology. We will incorporate strategies to aid in the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, including using authentic data that can be taken back to your classroom. Participants will also get to tour a working research lab to view the tools that make this research possible. Teachers who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $150 stipend.

Who is eligible to attend?
The workshop will focus on the high school Next Generation Science Standards in physical and Earth and space science. Interested middle school teachers are also encouraged to attend.

When is the workshop?
August 10, 2016. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast during check-in. The first session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. The workshop will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Where will the workshop take place?
The workshop will take place on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

Who will facilitate the workshop?
The workshop will be facilitated by Cheryl Peach, Darcy Taniguchi,
Emily Arnold, and Cari Paulenich.

Questions?
Please contact Emily Arnold at emilyarnold@ucsd.edu
Space is limited!

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Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Explore research as it occurs off the Southern California coast with the
California Current Ecosystem LTER site!

Join educators, Birch Aquarium staff, and scientists as you participate in hands-on activities to learn strategies in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, including the analysis of authentic data, in your classroom.  We will visit the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and may talk with scientists during their research expedition in a ship-to-shore communication (technology willing). The professional development workshop will include background content exploration on ocean circulation as well as the biological impacts on the California Current ecosystem. Teachers who successfully complete the workshop will receive a $150 stipend.

Who is eligible to attend?

Middle school (grades 6-8) classroom teachers from San Diego County

When is the workshop?

April 23rd, 2016. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. with light breakfast during check-in. The first session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.. The workshop will conclude at 4:00 p.m.  Lunch is provided.

Where will the workshop take place?

The workshop will take place at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Parking permits for use at Birch Aquarium during the workshop will be provided. We will be visiting Scripps Institution of Oceanography during the afternoon so we encourage everyone to wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for some outdoor walking.  

Questions?

Please contact Cari Paulenich at cpaulenich@ucsd.edu or 858-822-1810.

Space is limited!

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Funding for this workshop is provided by the California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research site, a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported project.    



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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The Aquarium is proud to promote NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection, which encourages educators and students to become personally involved in its voyages and discoveries. These workshops focus on the first volume of the Education Materials Collection Why Do We Explore? (reasons for ocean exploration) and How Do We Explore? (methods and associated technologies). Participants receive many curricula and classroom resources.

Workshop: Why Do We Explore?
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration is free

Participants who attended part one of this workshop in February 2016 and attend Part Two in fall 2016 will be eligible for a $100 stipend.

To learn more about the NOAA workshops and resources visit their website.



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Discover MARE: Marine Activities, Resources, and Education

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the premier Southern California MARE center, providing teachers and schools with science education programs, professional development opportunities, and whole-school Ocean Immersion planning. Developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, MARE is used in more than 800 elementary and middle schools throughout the United States, Mexico, and Japan, providing challenging professional development base on the most current scientific and educational research. MARE instructors can provide whole-school orientations, help organize an Ocean Week, coach teachers in marine science content, and/or teach day-long single-session habitat workshops that are theme and grade specific. If you would like to introduce MARE to your school, please call the Birch Aquarium Programs Coordinator at 858-822-5331.

E-Resources

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Explorations now e-magazine


Earthguide


Coastal Data Information Program


Ocean Careers


MARE


E-Newsletter

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Bookshop

Dive into an ocean of knowledge! A wide selection of marine science books and educational tools are available for purchase online from Birch Aquarium’s Bookshop. Remember, teachers always enjoy a 10% discount at the aquarium bookshop!

This project has been made possible with support of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.