ECO Teacher Training Summer Camp 2014 - Exploring EE Curriculum Options
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Note: Registration does not ensure participation. Due to limited spaces, your registration will serve as an application to participate in the program. You will be contacted in a few weeks to confirm or deny your acceptance.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Service's Natural Resources Agent in Pinellas County is teaming up with St. Petersburg College to offer a fun and informative week-long workshop for pre-service elementary & ESE education students and elementary & ESE teachers with a focus on environmental education.
The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with tools to interpret the natural world and impart the need for resource conservation. Using national curricula from Project Learning Tree, Ag in the Classroom, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and 4-H (all correlated to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Florida State Standards) participants will be given activities and resources to help foster environmental knowledge and good environmental stewardship in their students.
Registration for the training will allow for 15 pre-service and 15 in-service elementary teachers to participate. This purposeful registration was developed to provide the opportunity for mentorships to be established among pre-service and in-service teachers.
Each day will feature different environmental subjects and professional speakers will be brought in to provide background knowledge to participants. Each day of the workshop will conclude with an evaluation of the day’s activities. The final day, participants will complete a planning sheet for future implementation. Certificates will be awarded for the completion of specific portions of the training as well as a final certificate of accomplishment upon completion of providing proof of utilization of materials in the classroom.
ECO Teacher Training at Brooker Creek Preserve
July 28-August 1, 2014
All classes will run from 9:00am – 3:30pm
Day 1, Monday, July 28: Nature Connections
Day 2, Tuesday, July 29: Fire in Southeastern Ecosystems
Day 3, Wednesday, July 30: Ag in the Classroom
Day 4, Thursday, July 31: Florida Black Bear Curriculum
Day 5, Friday, August 1: Nature Literacy & Graduation
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.
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