TEACHERS ON THE ESTUARY: “TOTE”
Wildlife and Fisheries in a Changing Climate
June 28 & 29, 2017 – Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, NH
Co-Sponsored by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gundalow Company
Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE), is a program of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) that offers field-based professional development for teachers on watershed and estuary topics at Research Reserves. In this workshop, Reserves use local research and habitats as a context for introducing teachers to coastal science and issues such as climate change and sea level rise. This year’s TOTE is co-sponsored by the Reserve and the Gundalow Company, whose mission is to protect the Piscataqua Region’s maritime heritage and environment through education and action. In addition, a $100 stipend will be awarded to each teacher to be used as part of workshop goals. Teachers will be asked to conduct a project with their students based on course content. The workshop activities have been correlated to Next Generation Science Standards and are designed for middle and high school teachers.
The majority of the activities will be hands-on or in the field, as weather permits. The course will include a full day (day two) aboard the Piscataqua Gundalow. We will also spend time reviewing online resources such as data sets from NOAA and the NERRS, including water quality graphing applications and the Estuaries 101 online curriculum for middle and high school students.
Space is limited to 15 participants and teachers will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
Teacher take-home lessons:
- Climate impacts to coastal wildlife and fisheries
- How scientists study climate impacts to wildlife and fisheries
- What scientists are doing to address impacts
- Classroom activities on climate impacts to wildlife and fisheries
- Tools to bring back to the classroom for student projects