Who: Everyone who has ever attended an official SC MAPS workshop.
What: One-day SC MAPS Update Session introducing the fourth edition of the SC MAPS Teaching Manual.
When: Friday, September 24, 1999, 8:30-4:00pm.
Where: Savannah River Site, Natural Resources Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education Program (NRSMEEP) Classrooms.
Cost: $65.00 (includes lunch, teaching manual, new maps) Make checks payable to USC-Aiken.
How: Request a registration form from CSRA HUB (803) 641-3313.
Why: SC MAPS has just completed a fully indexed, revised and updated Fourth Edition of the SC MAPS Teaching Manual. Typographical errors have been fixed; mistakes have been corrected; a variety of new questions have been added; and an Answer Key to all of the Performance Tasks is now available. The final four study areas, Lake Jocasee Region, Savannah River Site, Kings Mountain, and Sugarloaf Mountain are all included. You may find the revised SC MAPS Teaching Manual much more user-friendly and, with SC MAPS Portfolios now on the state textbook adoption list, schools can use some of their textbook money to purchase the set of cartographic products. This one day session has the advantage of providing these materials under the direction of some of the people who know the manual best, the developers and master teacher authors.
Learn about one of the premier conservation success stories of all time and how to incorporate it into your classroom using the Project WILD curriculum and the WILD Turkey box. Each participant will receive one of these boxes containing lessons, posters, videos, CDs, and turkey calls. The cost is $45.00 which includes materials, food, and lodging. Limited to first 25 participants. Contact: Christine Kuhns (803) 637-3106.
Dr. Stanley P. Jones, Aerospace Education Specialist at NASA's Langley Research Center, will be the keynote speaker at the South Carolina Junior Academy of Science's (SCJAS) fall workshop at USC Aiken. Dr. Jones is a member of the Aerospace Educational Services Program which is designed to acquaint the educational community, civic organizations, and the general public with NASA's research and development activities. This year's SCJAS workshop will be co-hosted by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and the Department of Biology and Geology at USC Aiken on Saturday, October, 23, 1999. Schools are encouraged to pre-register. Activities begin at 8:00 AM and conclude with an awards ceremony at 3:45 PM on Oct. 23. This year's program will provide sessions and field trips centered around the theme "Science and Technology in Action." Session topics include: Analyzing Data Using Geographic Information Systems, Developing Research Projects, and the Science of Science Fiction. Field trips include Fort Discovery, Savannah River Site, and the Medical College of Georgia. For further information or student registration packets, please contact: Ned Shuler at 803-725-0521 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Bill Pirkle (803) 641-3395 email@example.com.
Copyright © 1999 by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.
Ruth Patrick Science Education
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/ /newsletter/Aug99/workshops.html (August, 1999)