The Environmental Education Summer Workshop for Teachers is designed to expose you to a wide range of experiences connecting the natural history of Iowa's plants and animals to problem-based learning exercises you can deploy in the classroom to address the standards of the Iowa Core Math and Science and ELA and learn how to connect student learning to service learning projects.
This workshop is organized around two central themes: understanding how plants and animals interact within native Iowa ecosystems (woodlands, wetlands, and prairies) and understanding how adaptations in animals and plants link species together in food webs. Each day you will explore a particular ecosystem or sub-part of an ecosystem at the Metro Waste Environmental Learning Center and Field Station.
Each day there will be time set aside to interact with your instructors, consult any of the myriad field guides and teaching resources at the field station and discuss how to design and implement your own unit of study or service-learning project.
This course is co-sponsored by MetroWaste Authority and Drake University.
Graduate credit is being offered for this course. Please check with your partnering institution of higher education to be certain it will be accepted towards a master's degree or endorsement.
NOTE: All participants, including those registering as "Participant Only," should plan to complete all of the work required (attendance, participation and assignments) to receive the full benefit of the training and a certificate of completion.
Register for the course here. (You must be registered with Heartland AEA to view this page.)