|Teacher Professional Development|
The RTC conducts teacher professional development activities with middle and high school science teachers across the state of North Carolina. All workshops feature the research of one or more UNC SRP scientists, provide resources and curricula to enable teachers to address Superfund topics, and include case studies that highlight at least one Superfund site in North Carolina.
July 9-11, 2013
NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
A Professional Development Experience for North Carolina Teachers
During this 3-day teacher institute, teachers will participate in an in-depth investigation of the diverse environmental science, health and civics issues related to water quality in NC. By using the interdisciplinary approach of environmental education, science teachers will learn how to address important water quality issues with their students both in the classroom and in outdoor environments. Participants will explore watersheds and aquatic ecosystems of the North Carolina piedmont, discover the effects of contaminated water sources on wildlife, ecosystems and human health, develop skills in watershed monitoring, learn about methods for addressing hazardous chemicals that threaten water quality, and interact with scientists researching cutting-edge water quality monitoring techniques and health effects of toxic contaminants. Hands-on, real world experiences will be emphasized--be prepared to get wet, learn a lot and be reenergized!
The Institute is open to 8th -12th grade science teachers.
Content and activities are aligned with the NC Science Essential Standards for:
Earth/Environmental Science (Standards 2.3.2, 2.4)
AP Environmental Science (Goals 4 and 5)
8th Grade Science (Standard 8.E.1, 8.L.2, 8.L.3.2, 8.L.3.3, 8.L.5.2)
You will be expected to:
Registration Fee: $30
All applications must be received before 5PM on Friday, April 26, 2013; teachers selected to participate in this program will be notified on or before May 1, 2013. Upon notification of acceptance, teachers will be asked to submit a $30 registration fee to officially reserve their spot in the program.
Click here to access online application
Sponsored by the UNC Superfund Research Program with funding from NIEHS and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership. Additional support provided by the UNC Institute for the Environment.
This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (#P42ES005948).
|Last updated April 30, 2013|