Natural Resources Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education Program (NRSMEEP)

Teacher Workshops 2000-2001

Project Learning Tree....Strictly Standards! (K-3) Friday, September 15, 2000. Hands-on PLT activities which correlate closely to kindergarten through third grade science and mathematics curriculum standards will be focused on. Participants will receive the 400 page PLT Activity Guide.

Project WILD and Wildlife Management. (3-12) Monday, September 25, 2000. Teachers will receive the Project WILD Activity Guide and participate in a variety of wildlife management lessons suitable for indoor or outdoor school settings.

Project Learning Tree....Strictly Standards! (K-3) Friday, October 20, 2000. Hands-on PLT activities which correlate closely to kindergarten through third grade science and mathematics curriculum standards will be focused on. Participants will receive the 400 page PLT Activity Guide.

Over the River and Through the Woods. (3-12) Friday, November 17, 2000. Includes compass navigation, map reading, and a variety of outdoor activities for your students that are both educational and lots of fun. This is one of our most popular workshops.

Aiken County Teacher Inservice/Retreat (details to be announced later) Friday, January 12, 2001

GLOBE Training and Certification. (K-12) January 19, 20, February 2, 3, 16, 17, 2001 (all six days, 3 Fridays and 3 Saturdays, required for full training) Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is an international program. Students collect and share data with scientists through the internet. Includes atmosphere, soils, hydrology, land cover, and computer training. Excellent application of math, science, and computer skills.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Computer Workshop (4-12) Friday, April 20, 2001. GIS is used by large cities like Augusta, government agencies, and others who need to access layers of information and to display it visually. Now your students can learn to think spatially as this powerful technology finds its way into progressive CSRA classrooms.

To Register: Call Debbie Lindsay at 803-725-0070.

Detecting Radioactivity in a Radioactive World

Friday, October 20, 2000

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

This FREE, one day workshop is offered to grades 9-12 science teachers. Participants will be given 4 Geiger Counters, an Activity Binder, safe radioactive sources, and visual aids for instructional use.

This workshop is being sponsored by the CSRA Chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Lunch will be provided

To Register: Call the RPSEC at 641-3313 or (from Augusta) 278-1967, ext. 3313.

Water Quality of an Urban Wetland

Fall 2000

Credit: 60 points Recertification Credit

Instructor: Dr. Monty Fetterolf

Course Number: ACHM A498A

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays August 21-December 4, 2000

Times: 4:00-5:50pm

Course Fee: $312

Location: Science Building Room 301

Course Description: This course focuses on eight of the nine EPA Water Quality Index tests and the sampling and measurement behind those tests. The class is designed to provide all involved a sense of how field work and lab work overlap without delving into fundamental chemistry at all. Some previous lab experience would be helpful, but not required. The instrumentation is Calculator-Based Lab equipment, which is straightforward to learn and use. Students are required to keep a lab notebook, take part in field and lab work, and submit a final report.

The course is available to all students admitted to USC Aiken. The first nine (9) Aiken County In-service Teachers may receive tuition waivers and can obtain recertification credit upon satisfactory completion of the course. There will be no class on Labor Day.

To Register: Call Karen Morris at 641-3489 or (from Augusta) 278-1967, ext. 3489.

PROJECT Wild and Aquatic Workshop

The Upper Savannah Science and Math Hub will host a PROJECT Wild and Aquatic workshop on October 18, 2000 from 8:00 - 3:30 at Lander University. The cost is $25.00. Make checks payable to USSM Hub. A formal announcement will go out later. Feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

To Register: Call Alice Gilchrist at 864-388-8966 or e-mail her at

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The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Newsletter is a publication of the RPSEC for educators.The Center encompasses the CSRA HUB, CEET, Dupont Planetarium, and NRSMEEP. If you have any information that would be beneficical to the audience of this newsletter, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cindy Sparling, Editor, at (803) 641-3594. Deadline for submission in the next newsletter is Nov. 5, 2000

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