Teachable Moments for Great Lakes and Ocean Science

The Great Lakes are dynamic, and COSEE Great Lakes helps teachers keep their knowledge current. For each lake, every year until 2010, we will conduct two short workshops of ½ to one day. These “Teachable Moments” are designed to provide information on emerging issues or update public information on lake sciences. Frequently they will involve our informal education partners as hosts or presenters, and all will provide cutting-edge science from researchers or outreach professionals that are directly involved with the topics. In addition to the science presentations, teachers can interact with the scientists, and learn new skills or participate in curriculum activities transferable to their classrooms.

2009 Teachable Moments

Exploring the Link between Invasive Species & the Erie Canal
August 26, 2009
New York Sea Grant and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a free, day-long workshop for teachers (Grades 4-12) in Spencerport, NY. The workshop runs from 10:00am - 3:00pm on Wednesday, August 26, at the Spencerport Trolley Museum and aboard the Rose Lummis. Teachers will learn about the Erie Canal and invasive species and how they and their students can help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. The workshop is supported by COSEE Great Lakes. Space is limited to 25 formal and non-formal educators.
More info/reservations: Ellen George, elg7@cornell.edu, 716-645-3610
Lake Erie Teachers' Workshop
October 14, 2009
On Wednesday, October 14th, from 4:00-6:00 pm, at Tifft Nature Preserve, just south of Buffalo, New York Sea Grant will join with Lauren Makeyenko of the Buffalo Museum of Science: www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve to offer a teachers' workshop on Lake Erie. This free workshop, supported by COSEE Great Lakes, will feature educational materials to help teach about this important Great Lake.
More info/reservations: Ellen George, elg7@cornell.edu, 716-645-3610

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Events by Date:

November 9 – 10, 2012
EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Inspire Great Lakes Stewardship! Help Your Students Protect their Watershed
July 8 – 14, 2012
Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop Aboard the R/V Lake Guardian
June 11 – 12, 2012
Science and Stories of the St. Louis River Estuary: Exploring Technology for Teaching About the St. Louis River
July 25 – 30, 2010
Lake Ontario Exploration Workshop
July 6 – 12, 2010
Shipboard and Shoreline Science on Lake Michigan
R/V Lake Guardian
October 14, 2009
Lake Erie Teacher Workshop
Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo, NY
August 26, 2009
Exploring the Link between Invasive Species & the Erie Canal
Spencerport, NY
July 25 – 31, 2009
Shipboard and Shoreline Science on Lake Huron
R/V Lake Guardian
July 18 – 24, 2009
Lake Erie Exploration Workshop
July 7 – 13, 2009
Shipboard and Shoreline Science on Lake Superior
R/V Lake Guardian
February 16 – 27, 2009
Great Lakes ALIVE
On-line workshop through the College of Exploration

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