Colorado Geographic Alliance – Using a BioBlitz to Teach Urban Ecology – Educator Workshop

Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Professional Development, Workshop | Comments Off on Colorado Geographic Alliance – Using a BioBlitz to Teach Urban Ecology – Educator Workshop

Using a BioBlitz to Teach Urban Ecology – Educator Workshop

Location: Catamount Institute, 740 West Caramillo Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Monday, May 2 or Tuesday, May 3 – 3:30 to 6:30 pm – $75 stipend and dinner included

What is a BioBlitz?  National Geographic and the National Park Service are sponsoring BioBlitz events across the country this spring.  A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organims as possible.

In this workshop, elementary and secondary school educators will be led through a series of outdoor activities focused around ecosystems and how to conduct a BioBlitz at their schools.

For more information and to register, check out the flyer and visit the Catamount Institute’s website.


Special Topics Workshop: Learning GIS with Primary Sources and the Colorado Geographic Alliance

Location: Greeley UNC Campus, Saturday, April 16th, 2016: 8:30-4:00

Access and investigate multiple genres of primary sources to develop expertise in the use and application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).  Walking with a GPS device in Greeley with Geographers, learn methods to incorporate alternate analyses of GIS results into classroom materials.  Practice schemes to promote critical thinking and hypothesis testing while examining items from the Library of Congress website.  Learn from primary source-based activities aligned to standards, incorporating the millions of digitized primary sources available on the Library of Congress website, applicable to all grade levels and teaching disciplines.  Pre-requisite: Essentials Exploration Workshop.  Optional fee-based graduate credit available through UNC.  Click here to register.

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