DATES: 28 JUNE-02 JULY 2010
The Great Lakes WATER Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the National Science Foundation Division of Ocean Sciences offer career development and experience in Great Lakes Aquatic Sciences through a Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) enhancement program.
Two teachers from each Great Lake will accomplish hypothesis-testing research with WATER scientists, apply concepts to standards-oriented classroom activities, and compare perspectives among the very different Great Lakes.
Topics and hands-on experience will encompass interdisciplinary views of aquatic sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics, geology, mathematics) with discussion of social and political applications. Middle-and High-school teachers with new or developed interest in aquatic resources are encouraged to apply.
You will be directly involved in cutting-edge investigations of large water bodies using modern equipment and concepts. This program may provide unparalleled insight into future classroom and curriculum possibilities.
The Great Lakes are large enough to manifest ocean-scale physical, chemical, and biological processes.
Research programs require the use of substantial vessels and often include Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) or other advanced technologies.
Exploitation of freshwater resources is becoming an increasingly relevant issue in politics and environmentalism.
Preparation of students for careers and/or informed voting decisions is critical. You will experience current research addressing these topics.
BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS
- REAL research on invasive species
- ACCESS to science resources
- TAKE-HOME activity hardware
- GREAT LAKES comparative focus
- Travel, housing, and stipend
HOW TO APPLY
Download an application and submit it by either mail or fax by FRIDAY JUNE 4,2010. Because of the stewardship aspects of lake ecology, Native American-serving teachers are especially encouraged to apply.
To learn more or if you have any questions please contact Drs. Russell Cuhel and Carmen Aguilar, Scientists at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 414-382-1711 (RC) or 1755 (CA). FAX: 414-382-1705