Teachers on the Estuary

Multi- Session Webinar   (TOTE Remote)

Waquoit Bay Reserve’s Education Programs

Investigating a Changing Environment

Designed for Middle and High School Teachers

Thursdays – May 14 and 21; June 4 and 11 at 3:00PM – 4:30PM
(plus a one-hour reunion session in the fall; date and time TBD jointly with class members)

We’d rather be out in the marsh with you but since we can’t, we’re offering a special multi-session webinar TOTE Remote workshop to explore the topic of sea level rise using local research data. We can’t join together to get your boots muddy as we would during normal times but you’ll engage your mind and take away authentic data exercises you can use with your students this semester.  We’ll get you out into the marsh virtually (our boots will be muddy) and grappling with data with Waquoit Bay Research Reserve scientists, and in the process develop a community of practice with the small group of other teachers who will be going on this journey with us.

Course description: This multi session course will introduce middle and high school teachers to activities that can be used with their students during this period of virtual learning. We will share student activities that focus on research conducted locally about sea level rise in salt marshes.  We will include both on-line and outside activities that students can do in their own backyard as well as presentations by the scientists who conducted the research and an opportunity to interact and ask these researchers questions in real time.  Teachers will implement the ideas from the professional development into their own classes and share their progress with other teachers as part of the class. Teachers who create and present a final presentation focusing on how they utilized workshop offerings into their teaching will receive a $100 honorarium for their presentation.

Space is limited. Please complete the application below. Thank you.

Any questions? Please contact Joan Muller- joan.muller@mass.gov

Teachers on the Estuary Multi-Webinar Series Application