Workshops and Programs


Project WILD Workshop

for teachers grades (K-12)
Tuesday, February 10, 1998 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
at NRSMEEP Classrooms on the Savannah River Site
 
What Is Project Wild?
 
Project Wild is an interdisciplinary environmental education program which provides a wealth of supplementary activities to enrich your curriculum and to enhance your students' understanding of the "wild" world around us. Math, science, and engineering activities will be stressed at this workshop, and participants will break into groups to work on grade-appropriate activities. Each teacher will receive the 386 page Project WILD activity guide and other freebies.
 
The Project WILD workshop is sponsored by the Natural Resources Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education Program and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
 
Important Information: (a) Meet promptly at 8:00 am at Corinth Baptist Church on Highway 19 in New Ellenton, almost directly across from New Ellenton Middle School to caravan through the SRS barricade. Since cars are randomly searched, be sure that you have a picture identification and that you have no contraband items. (b) Dress comfortably for being outdoors. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes. The workshop will be held rain or shine! (c) Bring a picnic lunch. We will provide soft drinks, snacks, and ice water. (d) Pencils, paper and all other materials will be provided.
 
The NRSMEEP program will pay substitute teachers for up to 30 participants. Call Debbie Lindsay to register. (803-725-0070)

PROJECT LEARNING TREE Workshop

for teachers grades K-8
Friday, February 20, 1998
8:00 AM until 2:30 PM
at NRSMEEP Classrooms on the Savannah River Site
 
What Is Project Learning Tree?
 
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program which uses the forest as a "window" into the natural world. There is no charge for the six hour hands-on PLT workshop. Each teacher who attends will receive the four hundred page PLT guide which contains ninety-six interdisciplinary activities, each with extensions, assessments, and lots of background information. At the February workshop, emphasis will be placed on doing science and math activities which teachers will be able to use in their outdoor classrooms or nature trails.
 
Project Learning Tree is sponsored by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, the South Carolina Department of Education, the USDA Forest Service, and other resource agencies. The NRSMEEP program will pay substitute teachers for up to 20 participants.
 
See "Important Information" for Project WILD Workshop.
 
Call Debbie Lindsay to register. (803-725-0070)

South Carolina Statewide Systemic Initiative in Mathematics and Science

 
1998 Curriculum Leadership Institute
June 8 - June 26
for K-12 teachers in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, & Edgefield Counties
 
For More Information, please contact Ms. Gloria Allen at (803) 641-3313.
 
OFFERED THROUGH THE CSRA HUB
at USC AIKEN
 
Application Deadline: January 9, 1998
 
Sponsored by: The National Science Foundation, SC Statewide Systemic Initiative, SC State Legislature, SC Department of Education, Governor's Math and Science Advisory Board

About the GLOBE Program

 
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.
 
GLOBE students make a core set of environmental observations at or near their schools and report their data via the Internet. Scientists use GLOBE data in their research and provide feedback to the students to enrich their science education. Each day, images created from the GLOBE student data sets are posted on the World Wide Web, allowing students and visitors to the GLOBE web site to visualize the student environmental observations.
 
GLOBE science and education activities help students reach higher levels of achievement in science and math. GLOBE helps to increase the environmental awareness of all individuals while increasing our scientific understanding of the earth.
 
GLOBE is a network of K-12 students, teachers, and scientists from around the world working together to help us learn more about our environment.
 
By participating in GLOBE, teachers guide their students through daily, weekly, and seasonal environmental observations, such as air temperature and precipitation. Using the Internet, students send their data to the GLOBE Student Data Archive. Scientists and other students use this data for their research. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to integrate computers and the World Wide Web into classroom activities.
 
Teachers who complete GLOBE training in January, about 40 contact hours between the computer lab at the University of South Carolina Aiken and NRSMEEP classrooms at the Savannah River Site, will receive starter kits of equipment worth approximately $400. NRSMEEP staff will also provide follow-up support for GLOBE teachers and their students, especially during the initial stages of setting up their school sites. Additionally, NRSMEEP will pay substitute teachers for those attending the two required Friday sessions.
 
Summer 1998 Institute: June 15-26, 1998
 
Check the GLOBE web site at http://www.globe.gov
 
Call Debbie Lindsay to register. (803-725-0070)

1998 Science P.L.U.S. Institute; Roper Mountain Science Center

A Facility of the School District of Greenville County
 
Who is eligible to attend? South Carolina teachers who: Teach science in a SC public school, grades 1-8. Have not attended a previous Science P.L.U.S. Institute or the 1993 Natural Science Institute.
 
What type of credit is available? 2 hours of graduate credit will be available through Furman University at a special Science P.L.U.S. Institute rate. This credit will apply toward +18 or +30 hours.
 
What are institute classes like? All courses are now a one-week, one-subject format, regardless of grade level. The atmosphere at Roper Mountain Science Center is casual and friendly. Institute classes will have 15 participants each, with a variety of activities, make-and-take projects, lecture, and small-group work. Some classes may have an all-day field trip to nearby upstate and mountain areas of South Carolina.
 
For further information: Call: Linda Pendergrass, Institute Coordinator
864- 281-1188
or write: Science P.L.U.S. Institute; Roper Mountain
Science Center; 504 Roper Mountain Road;
Greenville, SC 29615.
 
Deadline: Postmark by January 31, 1998
 

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