Earth Camp 2013 for Educators
Earth Camp for Educators gives middle and high school teachers an opportunity to explore relevant content about the Earth and acquire new skills for learning and teaching through authentic inquiry. We will explore environmental change in our region from multiple perspectives, using hands-on field investigation, classroom modeling and NASA satellite imagery. The workshop series will build science skills, starting with guided investigations, introducing field and satellite (remote sensing) tools, data collection, data analysis and communication of results. Each month during the spring, skills will be introduced and practices while exploring regional environmental issues such as fire, water resources, climate and biodiversity. These workshops will build the foundation for teachers to plan, implement and present science investigations of their own on a Mt. Lemmon overnight. A 4 day summer workshop will focus on human impacts to Earth systems. During this time, teachers will choose at least one of the topics explored during the spring and create a poster featuring change over time for a Desert Museum exhibit and website.
Earth Camp for Educators requires a year-long commitment, from January to November, 2013. Attendance is required at six Saturday workshops (four spring, two fall) as well as a two day/overnight field trip and a 4 day session during the summer.
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- Mount Lemmon Sky Center
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Earth Camp is supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and JP Morgan Chase Foundation.
Earth Camp is a partnership between the University of Arizona College of Science, Arizona Project WET, the Planetary Science Institute and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum