Resources for STEM educators:
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards! Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standard
Register by April 15!
This is a free event, but space is limited. Register today!
One-week long summer field courses at Eagle Hill, Steuben, Me
Eagle Hill field courses are of special interest because they focus on the natural history of one of North America’s most spectacular and pristine natural areas, the coast of eastern Maine from Acadia National Park to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and beyond. Our summer field courses are taught by experts in their respective fields. Course participants include beginning to advanced amateurs, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, professional field biologists, university professors, and personnel from federal and state agencies and numerous environmental organizations.
For general program information, click here. For our calendar, go to eaglehill.us/seminars. Titles are hot-linked to course descriptions and instructor biographies. Go to application and cost information. Institute homepage: www.eaglehill.us
For more information, contact Marilyn Mayer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-546-2821 x1
Herring Gut Aquaponics Professional Development
Herring Gut Learning Center has scheduled two aquaponics workshops for this summer. Scholarships are available. A flyer is attached.
Session 1: June 28th – 30th, 2016
Session 2: July 12th – 14th, 2016
Location: Port Clyde, Maine
The workshop includes•2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in aquaponics • A complete classroom aquaponics kit including tank, filter, pumps, planting materials and an operating manual • Standards-based aquaponics curriculum materials that will engage and motivate your students • 1.5 CEU’s available through the University of Southern Maine or 15 contact hours
Your instructor will be Ann Boover, Herring Gut’s lead teacher and aquaponics specialist. Ann instructs middle and high school students in aquaponics classes and has developed an extensive curriculum of hands-on lessons that incorporates science, math, business, and language arts into hatchery and greenhouse management.
Tuition for the entire course, all materials and supplies is $635.00. It also includes an evening boat cruise, continental breakfast and lunch daily. Housing is available for $150 on a first come, first serve basis in a historic farmhouse on Herring Gut’s waterfront campus in Port Clyde. Classes and activities are balanced with time to enjoy the village and surrounding area.
FMI and to Register: http://www.herringgut.org/forteachers.html
Nature Based Education: Summer Institute
Workshops June 25, 2016
Sponsored by University of Maine at Farmington
Join us Saturday, June 25th, for a full day of sessions on nature-based education. Sessions are designed to be interactive and outdoors, and will appeal to a range of educators working across age levels and settings. The day will be designed for educators- in-training as well as those who have extensive experience in the field. There will be opportunities to connect with colleagues to share learning and exploration. The day will feature a keynote speaker, locally grown food, and workshops that will bring you outside to learn more about how nature based education benefits children and adults.
Please Visit for More Information http://nbeconference.weebly.com/
Space is Limited, Please Submit your Registration and Payment Soon to Reserve Your Place
Sponsored by : University of Maine at Farmington
Division of Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Office of Graduate Studies,