Rock Pack environmental science workshop for teachers
- Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
The Rock Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research tool for students of all ages that demonstrates the connections between our actions on land and life in streams. Rock Pack promotes interdisciplinary watershed education by allowing students to conduct and design their own experiments and apply their knowledge to protect local watersheds.
During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology, geomorphology, and animals as ecosystem engineers. Getting our boots in the water, we’ll examine and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that live within rock packs from a local stream and in the lab. We’ll also give you great tools, teaching activities, and ideas to incorporate the workshop content into your own classroom or educational programs!
At the workshop you will receive:
- Rock Pack kit give aways
- Tour of MSU’s Ecology Labs
- Hands-on experience deploying Rock Packs in a stream
- Training in macroinvertebrate ID
- Fun teaching techniques to use in your classroom and community
- One-on-One with the experts
REGISTER through MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning by Wednesday, September 13.
Come learn about the Rock Pack Network to study YOUR local streams. This workshop is for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and environmental educators. The workshop is free, provides continuing education credits for a nominal fee, and will be held at Montana State University. For more information, contact Lindsey Albertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at http://eu.montana.edu/noncredit (look for different options for OPI renewal units or CEUs)