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  • 7 Feb 2020 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Population  Education  is  sponsoring a facilitator training that is open to educators who are interested in leading Population Education workshops for their colleagues at schools, universities, and conferences around the region. Participants will include K-12 teachers, university education faculty and informal educators who work with teachers.

    Thanks to foundation support, we are able to cover most of your expenses for the weekend event (two nights lodging, meals during the weekend and up to $500 travel stipend). Participants will also receive an extensive handbook of training materials and a variety of curriculum resources.

    Since 1990, Population Education has been hosting train-the-trainer institutes to prepare educators to facilitate workshops using our hands-on curricula. During our institutes, we demonstrate a range of teaching activities for different grade levels, share presentation ideas and discuss the many social and ecological issues related to population growth and resource use dynamics.

    For more information view the institute flyer.

  • 7 Feb 2020 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    Teacher Professional Development 

    Investigating Organisms 

    Tuesdays: March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, and May 26: 4:00–6:30 pm at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    Follow a life science strand from Kindergarten through grade 8 to see how understanding builds about organisms. Using hands-on explorations of the sanctuary, in-class activities and lessons for students, and research-based science education pedagogy from UC Berkeley’s BEETLES project, participants will discover how to engage students with local plants and animals. Each class will also include practical assignments where you apply skills.

    Members: $245 Nonmembers: $305

    Register HERE

    Or contact education@massaudubon.org 

    (PDPs and Grad Credit available)

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  • 16 Dec 2019 7:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tree Study part 2: Inside and Outside Trees

    Saturday, January 11, 2020

    9:00am - 11:30am

    Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building


    This month we will go on a bark walk to appreciate the various types and functions of tree bark. Afterwards, we will make models of the inside of a tree using everyday materials to learn about phloem and xylem. Teachers will discuss ways that students can make models to enhance learning.

    Resources and strategies for working with children in the outdoors will be discussed.

    You need not have attended Tree Study part 1.

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