July 23 - 08:30 amEnd:
July 29 - 03:30 pm
What affects water quality in rivers that flow through your community? Investigate first-hand how important our watersheds are and what it takes to protect them as we visit mountain, forest, river, and stream habitats. Explore a variety of methods for investigating a watershed. Sample macroinvertebrates, learn water quality monitoring techniques, and explore how communities use green infrastructure to improve the health of a watershed. Collaborate with faculty at the Berkshire Science Commons at Berkshire Community College, who will support you as you design investigations about citizen science and water quality monitoring. Put science and engineering design practices to work as you participate in citizen science projects that your students can engage with to protect watersheds in your area.
- Investigate benthic macroinvertebrates and stream ecology.
- Participate in water quality testing.
- Design ways to engage your students in citizen science.
- Participate in content and skill-based development sessions aimed at strengthening your students’ interest in and passion for STEM.
- Visit partner organization sites and engage in inquiry investigations or field work.
- Discover resources from museums, science centers, and higher education institutes in your community that you can utilize throughout the year.
- Enrich your teaching toolbox with science investigations that meet the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework and NGSS Standards.
- Earn Professional Development Points (PDPs) while you improve your confidence in teaching science, and even take an institute for graduate credit.
July 25th – 29th, 2022 (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET)
Virtual orientation in June.
$425/participant if attending with 2 other teachers from your school or district.
$400/participant if attending with 3 or more other teachers from your school or district.
PDPs and optional graduate credits are available.