Teacher Trainings

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Science Beyond the Classroom or Laboratory
Bringing teachers and scientists together

Dates: Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31, 2014
Times: 9 AM to 3 PM each day
Cost: $25 (Workshop limited to 18 participants)
Clock Hours: Clock Hours Available

What to Bring: A lunch and water in a reusable water bottle

Daily Schedule: Coming Soon

Location: Directions to the Seaport (705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA). Free parking is available in the front of our building and on the Dock Street. The education entrance is located on the esplanade (water side) through the door marked ENTRANCE - EDUCATION PROGRAM VISITORS.

About the Workshop:

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Foss Waterway Seaport and Tacoma Nature Center. Are your K-12th grade students investigating real world scientific problems? This workshop will give insights and practice on how to conduct water quality investigations in three locations in Tacoma. You will learn how to use local resources to provide your students with authentic science experiences. During this 2-day workshop, you will participate in field studies, field investigations and controlled experiments that will model ways you can guide your students through these scientific processes.

These active field investigations will take place in Snake Lake fresh water pond/stream (Tacoma Nature Center), beach near shore (Titlow) and open water (Commencement Bay/boat). In each location, our water quality studies will include substrate, macro invertebrates (bug dance and sediment grab… sort through that mud!), copper, pH, and much more!

You will leave this workshop knowing the fundamental framework having practiced the basics of controlled experiments, field studies and field investigations.

To Register - Call 253.272.2750 x 100