Professional Development Workshop for Educators at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
OCEAN SCIENCE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS: THE MOVING OCEAN
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013, 10:00 - 2:30
In the morning, Dr. Steven Jayne, on ocean currents, and how and why we study them - WHOI Exhibit Center, Woods Hole
In the afternoon, a unique opportunity to see and do experiments in an oceanography laboratory: Dr. Claudia Cenedese is having a laboratory open house in her lab at the WHOI Coastal Research Lab, Woods Hole:
"How fast does an avalanche move? How does a bath tub vortex form? What happens to waves when they break? The newly renovated Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory will host 10 hands-on demonstrations, videos and poster displays, with something for all ages, to share the excitement of fluid mechanics and oceanography. The experiments will be ‘simple’ yet exciting for a six-year-old child, a high school student, a graduate student, and the general public."
Registration $30, breakfast and lunch provided.
Parking pass for WHOI lot provided on the day.
To Register, Contact Kathy Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-289-2700 or Kate Madin email@example.com, 508-289-3639
Sorry no Purchase Orders. Mail checks (payable to WHOI) to:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MS # 36
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Researcher Jim O'Connell shows teachers, participating in a workshop, how to measure the shoreline depth. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
WHOI’s professional development workshops for teachers are a window into the rapidly-changing world of ocean research and engineering.
The WHOI Information Office, the Woods Hole Sea Grant Office, and the WHOI Academic Programs Office offer professional development workshops for middle school teachers, held twice a year at the WHOI Exhibit Center. During the workshops, WHOI scientists and engineers speak to and interact with teachers about their work and the related exhibits at the Exhibit Center.
The workshops are a way for teachers to hear about exciting current ocean science and engineering topics, first-hand, from the scientists who do the work. Teachers also learn about the WHOI Exhibit Center and how to use it effectively with their classes as a learning center. Attending teachers receive certificates to use toward professional development points, in the general area of "Topics in Ocean Science". We offer a range of topics including biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography and engineering for work in the sea.
We can accommodate 30 teachers in each workshop. Presenters give talks to the entire group, so that each teacher attends two different talks during the afternoon. There is a question/answer period after each talk, though presenters encourage interaction during the entire talk. The talks are videotaped and archived for later use at the Exhibit Center. After the talks there are demonstrations of selected classroom activities related to the subjects covered. Each teacher receives a binder containing background on the topics, articles by the presenters, classroom activities, and a list of web-based resources for further information.
Interested educators can receive registration information for upcoming workshops by sending name and contact information to Kathy Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 289-2700, or Kate Madin, email@example.com, (508) 289-3639.