Advanced Project WILD Workshops

These weekend programs provide in-depth information on specific wildlife topics. The workshops are designed to complement and reinforce the Department of Education Science Curriculum Standards and involve participants in inquiry based hands-on science. All workshops begin on Friday evenings and end Sunday at noon. The registration fee is $45.00 which includes meals, lodging for 2 nights, and take home educational materials and supplies.

Endangered Species: February 4-6, 2000, SCDNR Center Garnet, SC

Wild and Crafty Weekend: March 3-5, 2000, Harbison Forest Environmental Center

Getting Hooked on Trout: March 10-12, 2000, Walhalla Fish Hatchery

Loggerhead Legacy: July 14-16, 2000, USC Beaufort, Pritchards Isl.

To Register: Contact Project Wild 803-734-3814

Encountering the Invisible

Radiation Energy Workshop for High School Teachers

Volunteer Instructors: Dr. Ken Crase, Kevin Collins, Dennis Hadlock, Bob Kellner, Fred Ogden, Charles Lewis, John Moxley, Ron Smith, Jim Stafford, Mike Matheny

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2000

Times: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Course Fee: Free

Location: Ruth Patrick Science Ed Center Room 218

Course Description: The workshop will include hands-on activities with radiation survey instruments. Participants will receive a survey instrument to use in their class. Additional instruments will be available through the Traveling Science and Mathematics Program at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. There will be 4 hours of class instruction and 2 hours of experimentation with the instruments. Participants will receive a radiation counter for their classroom, $50 stipend, all printed materials, and lunch.

To Register: Call the RPSEC at 641-3313

or (from Augusta) 278-1967, ext. 3313.

Water Quality Analysis of an Urban Wetland

Credit: Six hours of recertification credit

Instructors: Dr. Monty Fetterolf

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, January 10-April 24, 2000

Times: 4:00-5:50 PM

Course Fee: $25 application Fee

Location: USCA Science Building Room 301

Course Description: Course will include experience in Calculator-Based Lab technology, free lab manual for in-service teachers, field work at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, introduction to the EPA's Water Quality Index system, and experiments designed around one water quality test using real surface water samples and straightforward CBL equipment. Students must have an interest in learning more about applied technology and water quality and returning what has been learned to the classroom.

Contact Monty Fetterolf at 641-3378 (leave a message) or use e-mail at for more details and information.

Teaching Teachers Sustainable Forestry

The SC Forestry Commission is now accepting applications for their SC Teachers' Tour to be held June 13th through 16th, 2000 in the Midlands region. Teacher participants will spend four days touring the forests of South Carolina and examining forestry practices and the forest industry. Topics covered will be: forest management; emphasizing sustainable forestry, ecosystem management and bio-diversity; forest product production, including harvesting and processing into products; and wildlife conservation including endangered species protection. Participants will also receive resource materials to use in the classrooms along with training in Project Learning Tree, an activity-based multi-disciplinary environmental education curriculum designed to teach critical and creative thinking. Preference will be given to full-time certified school teachers for grades 3 - 8, specializing in environmental studies and Secondary teachers specializing in environmental studies, life sciences, biology, Tech Prep or natural resource education. All meals, lodging, materials, and transportation during the tour will be provided FREE by the sponsors of the Teachers' Tour. Teachers wishing to earn graduate credit for re-certification offered by the University of Charleston will be required to pay a small fee ($20 per credit hour) upon acceptance into the tour. (Additional attendance and work is required for graduate credit.)

To learn more about the course call Jerry Shrum at (803) 896-8892 or e-mail: Information and applications are also available on-line at the SC Forestry Commission's web site at .

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
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Aiken, SC 29801