Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Michigan Tech Summer Teacher Institutes registration extended to June 19

HOUGHTON -- Registration for the 2015 Summer Institutes at Michigan Tech has been extended to June 19. Graduate credits are available for these institutes. The dates for the institutes are as follows:
  • July 6-10 -- Engaging Students in Authentic Science Research Teacher Institute (for grades 4-12 teachers). Teachers gain skills in designing original research, rather than merely conducting cookbook experiments. Teachers will learn research design methods and procedures and will participate in a variety of research field and lab studies. Click here for details and online registration.
  • July 13-17 -- Global Change Teacher Institute (for grades 4-12 teachers). This 5-day Institute will prepare you to engage your middle and high school students in a real-world study of the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impacts of climatic change on forests -- elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain, and invasive species. Teachers will participate in the MEECS Climate Change workshop and receive NEW MEECS Climate Change Unit. Click here for more info and online registration.
  • July 20-24 -- Designing a Sustainable Future Teacher Institute (for grades 4-12 teachers). This institute will introduce teachers to the field of sustainability through examination of product life cycles; product recycling; repurposing materials; renewable energy sources of wind, solar, and biomass; designing energy. Participants will also learn about resource-efficient buildings, site designs to reduce storm water runoff and increase biodiversity, and efficient transportation systems and vehicles. The institute will address the Next Generation Science Standards and be taught by a variety of Michigan Tech University faculty and graduate students, along with community and teacher experts. Click here for details and online registration.
  • July 27-30 -- Keweenaw Geoheritage Tours by Water and Land. Each one-day field trip explores one of four major events in Earth’s history that make up the strong geoheritage of the Keweenaw -- Lavas, the Keweenaw Fault, the Jacobsville Sandstone and Copper Mining Waste of Lake Superior. Travel is a combination of van transport, short walks and trips aboard Michigan Tech’s research vessel, the Agassiz. Michigan Tech graduate credits are also available for this institute. For more information, trip descriptions and registration visit the Geotours website. For specific questions contact Erika Vye at ecvye@mtu.edu.*
For more information, institute descriptions and costs, visit Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education. To register for Michigan Tech credits, contact Lori Witting at 7-2263 or lori@mtu.edu. For further information, contact Joan Chadde at 7-3341 or jchadde@mtu.edu.

* Update: Click here for more details on the Geoheritage Tours.

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