Teachers on the Estuary
This course is a pilot for the Teachers on the Estuary program, a research and field-based teacher training initiative of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The goal of TOTE is to improve teachers’ and students’ understanding of the environment using local examples and to provide resources and experience to support the incorporation of estuary and watershed topics into classroom teaching.
The course will introduce teachers to information, research, and classroom activities about watersheds, estuaries, and coastal systems. The course incorporates investigations in the field and using on-line data. Course content and activities will be aligned with Massachusetts state science and math frameworks. Applicants interested in applying for the 2012 Field Season may obtain application materials on the website early 2012.