Number of Programs: 2
Dates:April 18, 2017. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Register by April 11, 2017.
Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
The 2017 Spring K-12 Partnership Workshop that looks at the theme "The Kellogg Edge: Breaking boundaries in ecology and evolution education." This year KBS celebrates 90 years and we plan to continue our tradition of excellence with a full day of sessions featuring cutting edge technologies and forward thinking research. This includes an exciting plenary talk by MSU Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, Dr. Kay Holekamp. For almost 30 years now Dr. Holekamp has been dedicated to studying the behavioral ecology and evolution of Hyenas in Kenya.
- July 17-20, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
- July 24-27, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
- July 31-August 3, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Session 1: July 17 - 20, 2017: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 49060
- Session 2: July 24 - 27, 2017: Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
- Session 3: July 31 - August 3, 2017: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 49060
Teaching Science Outdoors (TSO) brings elementary teachers to the biological station and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats. Next Generation Science Standards and technology (ipads, website and google docs) are incorporated throughout the experience. Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, conduct active research on their own pedagogy and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom.
After the workshop participants will be eligible for a ecological schoolyard assessment and schoolyard improvement grants. Participants will be invited to join monthly webinars to share their experiences with other participants and the leadership team.