2016 Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science

Middle/High School Teacher Summer Workshop, July 25 - 29, 2016, Penn State University: UP Campus

Application deadline: April 1, 2016

Teachers will have the opportunity to participate and collaborate with leading polar research scientists, CSATS science educators and PolarTREC Teacher Nell Herrmann, and schools from across the country. You will spend a week at Penn State learning about the use of phenology studies in arctic regions to study climate change.

You will participate in science inquiry activities which replicate the practices of scientists and the systems nature of research. With support from the APPLES team, you will develop a research project to implement with your students during the 2016-2017 academic year. The classroom research project will incorporate learnings from the workshop, including analysis techniques for arctic data collected by Dr. Eric Post and his research team, and utilizing equipment and procedures from their ongoing investigations. 

Teacher Benefits:

  • Lodging and meals are provided during the week
  • Travel support included for partner schools, additional travel support to other teachers based upon funds
  • Equipment needed to carry out classroom research projects (experimental warming chamber and plant phenology camera)
  • $500 stipend for implementing classroom research project during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Up to three teachers from the workshop will be considered for participation in Greenland fieldwork with the research team during summer 2017
  • $500 stipend for presenting at the Arctic Research Symposium at Penn State in spring 2018

Learn more at: http://csats.pspm.outreach.psu.edu/summer-teacher-workshops-2016/arctic-...