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PSU CSATS – Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science (APPLES) Climate Change Workshop
July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Join us at Penn State this summer for exciting opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and classroom implementation strategies!
Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science (APPLES) Climate Change Workshop
Dates: July 25-29, 2016
Location: Penn State University, University Park, PA
• Lodging and meals provided
• Travel support for teachers from partnered schools, additional travel support to other teachers based on funds
• Equipment needed to carry out classroom research projects
• $500 stipend for implementation of a classroom research project
• $500 stipend for presenting at Arctic Research Symposium at Penn State Spring 2018
Middle and high school teachers will spend a week at Penn State learning about how scientists identify key phenological stages of plant growth, and how to monitor plant phenological responses to climatic warming using time-lapse cameras and mini-greenhouses. Teachers will participate in science inquiry activities which replicate the practices of scientists and the systems nature of research. With support from the APPLES team, teachers will develop a research project to implement with students in the 2016-2017 academic year, integrating research practices into the research design. The classroom research project will incorporate learning from the workshop, including arctic data collected by Dr. Eric Post and his research team, and utilizing equipment and procedures used by the researchers. This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so register early!
Application Due April 1, 2016
Click here to apply.