This year, there are three Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher workshops to choose from, facilitated by Connecticut Sea Grant via funding from the EPA Long Island Sound Study. Each workshop costs only $10, and includes resources for each participant to take back to the classroom.
ISLAND CRUISE: How to have a blast with the science standards! Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8am-4pm, Outer Island, Stony Creek, CT All educators (grades six through eight) can spend a “day on an island” with Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers Beth Taylor and Ellen Dworkin on Outer Island, one of the Thimble Islands off the Southern coast of Connecticut. Learn how to engage students in the exploration of a unique, natural area while still covering the science standards. Contact Beth Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE WATERS: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Long Island Sound. Learn how to integrate Long Island Sound into your curriculum and excite your students about your discipline! Saturday September 26th from 8:45- 3:30 pm in New Haven, CT, led by Long Island Sound Mentor teachers Karen Beitler and Marge Drucker. Free sail aboard the Schooner Quinnipiac and learn about New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound. Spend the afternoon receiving lesson plans, activities and resources for your classroom. All disciplines are welcome. We will have lessons & activities for grades 5-10 in Science, English, Reading, Writing, Math, History and adaptable to Foreign Language, Music and Arts. Contact Karen Beitler
TEACH AT THE BEACH! Friday, October 2 from 9AM – 3PM (rain or shine) at Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison, CT. Led by veteran Long Island Sound Mentor Teachers Donna Rand and Donna DuBaldo. Learn how to organize a field study on Long Island Sound, apply science inquiry skills, learn science concepts! Take-home materials include the LIS Guide to Curricular Resources, seine nets, field guides, and more! Open to all grade 5-12 formal and informal educators. Contact Donna Rand, email@example.com