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Summer science workshops available to teachers

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 27,  2012

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Dauphin Island Sea Lab will offer three summer workshop opportunities for K-12 teachers at the Sea Lab on Dauphin Island in Alabama. There is no cost for food or housing, and the $100 tuition fee is refundable upon completion of the workshop. Participants may earn continuing education units or graduate credit.

Reefs, Rhizomes and Restoration. June 17-21. This workshop focuses on coastal habitat restoration. Participating educators will learn about the science of restoration ecology and visit restoration sites. They will get a look at different tools and techniques used for restoration, build their own reef balls and explore ways to adapt the information for their classrooms.

Fins, Fishes and Fisheries. July 15-19. This workshop focuses on fisheries management and seafood sustainability. Activities include learning about current fisheries research, trawling in Mobile Bay and offshore, visiting local aquaculture facilities and practice being a fisheries manager.

Climate Change in the Gulf of Mexico. July 17-20. Participants will learn the latest about climate change and how to address it in the classroom. What are the impacts on Alabama and the Gulf region? Participants will hear about climate change from researchers, conduct hands-on activities suitable for students, explore data-rich online resources and develop lesson plans.

Complete workshop information and applications are available at http://dhp.disl.org/teachertraining.htm. Contact Sara Johnson at 251-861-2141 ext. 7515 or sejohnson@disl.org with any questions.

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