GCE Schoolyard 2017

Background

The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program (GCE-LTER) is an NSF-sponsored project that studies how long-term changes caused by climate change, sea level rise, and human alterations of the landscape affect coastal ecosystems. The GCE-LTER Schoolyard Program provides critical in-service training for K-12 educators in field ecology, immersing science and math teachers in hands-on research activities in the field to enable them to bring lessons and actual research data back to the classroom. Since 2009 the Schoolyard Program has been run collaboratively with the UGA Marine Extension Service.

Workshop

The 2017 summer workshop will run from Saturday, July 8 - Saturday, July 15. This workshop will be based at the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. Teachers divide their time between assisting with research in outdoor settings alongside GCE scientists and graduate students and discussing the implementation of the information and experiences into their own teaching settings.

Logistics

Expenses for the actual program (room and board) are covered by a grant to the GCE LTER from the National Science Foundation. A $100 deposit made out to GCE LTER is required for registration and returned at the completion of the week. A $100 stipend will also be received upon successful completion of the workshop. The GCE Schoolyard 2017 application can be downloaded here.

Contacts

For more information, please contact Venetia Butler at gceschyd@uga.edu.