Summer Institute 2012 - Announcement
Stay Tuned for a Recap from the 2012 Summer Institute
Dr. Eugenie Scott speaking at the 7th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education
Investigate Minnesota’s Changing Climate at the Will Steger Foundation’s 7th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education
August 7 and 8, 2012 at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN
The Will Steger Foundation’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education will enrich your teaching of climate change and help you bring climate literacy to your educational setting.
The 2012 Summer Institute will feature keynote speaker Dr. John Abraham from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Abraham will share his climate science expertise to provide educators with an overview of fundamental climate science concepts.
What past Summer Institute attendees are saying:
"It was one of the best, most useful workshops I have been to in a long time.”
“I was engaged, the information was clear and logical.”
“I can use some portion of every session I attended in my classroom, which makes this a success for me.”
Grades 3-12 formal and informal educators will receive training on and a copy of our revised, interdisciplinary and standards-based Minnesota’s Changing Climate curriculum and online classroom. Those who have already received this training will have the opportunity to attend more in-depth sessions and learn about new activities to include in their teaching.
Participants will be able to attend a variety of breakout sessions including sessions focused on climate change basics and outdoor classroom skills. In addition participants will hear from educators who have piloted and adapted this curriculum during the 2011-2012 school year. Mileage and accommodations are available for those traveling over 150 miles round-trip within Minnesota.
Join us the evening before the Summer Institute, August 6, for a free public forum with Dr. Eugenie Scott and Will Steger. Dr. Eugenie Scott, is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). The event will take place at 7pm in the Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Watch the video below for a recap of last summer’s Institute or review last summer’s agenda here.
There is a nonrefundable $10 participation fee for the 2012 Summer Institute to cover participant meals for the 2 days and composting fees.
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