GMRI Educator Learning Lab9:30 AM–3:30 PM | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Public
Join us to experience a range of GMRI education programs and bring resources back to your classroom to support STEM learning
Join us this August and experience a range of GMRI’s education programs. Over the course of three days, we will dig into LabVenture, Findings from the Field, community science, and data investigations. Participants can choose to engage in either the LabVenture strand or the Local Ecosystems strand (we will have time to mingle and work together across strands), and can join us for one, two, or all three days. Early career teachers are invited to join the Early Career Teacher cohort for additional mentoring and support.
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Tuesday, August 15 - LabVenture - In the lab and In the classroom: Experience the full LabVenture program in the lab along with pre and post classroom activities that help prepare students to think about climate change and help them reflect on what they’ve learned about how climate change is driving species range shifts in the Gulf of Maine.
Wednesday, August 16 - Extending LabVenture with Community Science: We will mingle with the Local Ecosystems strand as we all work together to contribute to community science projects. This group will focus on participating in projects that relate to how climate change is driving range shifts in the ecosystems in our own backyard.
Thursday, August 17 - Extending LabVenture with Data Investigations: We will learn about tools that support learners in becoming data scientists as we explore the rich datasets in LabVenture and other datasets related to climate change impacts.
Local Ecosystems Strand
Tuesday, August 15 - Scientific Observation and Nature Notes: Local ecosystems are a place to build curiosity, interest, and scientific observation skills. We will build background knowledge to help us look closely at the natural world outside our doorstep. Then we will connect that knowledge and those observations to produce Nature Notes for GMRI’s Findings from the Field.
Wednesday, August 16 - Exploring Local Ecosystems with Community Science: We will mingle with the LabVenture strand as we all work together to contribute to community science projects. This group will focus on building on those scientific observation skills to build skills to produce critical data on questions about how climate change might be impacting our local ecosystems.
Thursday, August 17 - Data Investigations of Local Ecosystems: We will learn about tools that support learners in becoming data scientists as we explore community science data and other datasets related to climate change impacts in our local ecosystems.
Workshop days will run tentatively from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with $75/day stipends, mileage reimbursements, and accommodations in Portland for those traveling an hour or more.
Whichever strand you choose, if you are in your first five years of teaching, please join the the Early Career Teacher Cohort. This cohort will be supported by mentor teachers and two additional meet ups throughout the fall. Early career teachers will receive an additional $150 stipend for this extended participation.