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.

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

To Register: Contact Project Wild 803-734-3814

Third Annual Teachers' Environmental Education Institute Seeks Applicants for Graduate-Level Summer Program

Charleston, SC: Applications are available for the 2000 Teachers' Environmental Education Institute (TEEI), July 9-21, 2000 in Charleston, SC. Teachers interested in human health and safety, environmental risk, public policy, economic development, environmental justice and curriculum development should apply.

Applicants should possess: a genuine interest in environmental topics; the desire and ability to apply TEEI curriculum to classroom settings; demonstrable leadership in curriculum design; and a willingness to participate in long-term follow-up and outreach activities. Presenters employ a range of techniques and venues to deliver current, important and appropriate information. TEEI sessions include field trips to Charleston-area sites and facilities, where hands-on learning serves as a model for educational opportunities in communities nationwide.

The Medical University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University offer the TEEI free of charge to participants. This includes course application fees and tuition, housing, meals and course-related transportation. Participants who attend course sessions and complete course-related assignments receive three graduate credit hours.

Applicants may register on-line at Deadline for application is March 31, 2000. Maximum enrollment is 50 teacher participants. For more information, contact Jan Koenig at 843-727-6450 ext. 6440, or by email at Orientation is Sunday, July 9. Classes begin Monday, July 10, and continue through Friday, July 21.


March 28, 2000

The Aiken County Council of Teachers of Mathematics invites you to an exciting afternoon. Ms. Mary Lostetter, a math teacher who is South Carolina's Teacher of the Year, will address our group March 28, 2000 in the library of South Aiken High School at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.     Ms. Lostetter will discuss the future of staff development opportunities, the PACT, and the state of math instruction and teacher recruitment in South Carolina. The ACCTM invites all math teachers, whether or not they are current members, to attend. Door prizes will be awarded. Bring a colleague and find out how you can improve mathematics instruction from the State Teacher of the Year.   

For more information about this meeting contact Linda Walker, president of the Aiken County Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She can be reached at East Aiken Elementary 641-2450 or e-mail

18th Annual Summer Math for Teachers

This is a 12 day institute for K-12 teachers at Mount Holyoke College in MA covering such topics as problem-solving, using computers and calculators, student thinking, and examining newly published curricula. Teachers will receive 4 hours of graduate credit. Cost is $1,000 including room and board. Registration priority is given to teams. Deadline is April 15th. For more information contact Virginia Bastable or Jill Bodner Lester at (413) 538-2063; fax (413) 538-2002; e-mail:

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