Date(s) - 08/09/2017 - 08/11/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thanks to everyone who participated! Below you will find links to resources shared.
The 2017 summer institute will focus on current research exploring the effects of global change (e.g., climate and land use change, invasive species, emerging diseases, etc.) on Great Lakes ecosystems. We’ll explore changes occurring at all spatial scales: from microbes in soils to migratory bird patterns across the region. Participants will learn about research being conducted in these areas and gain insights and resources to take back to their classrooms and students. This year we’ll also leave the comfort of the classroom to learn about field investigations at MSU’s private Lux Arbor Reserve and explore new ideas for field trips to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Hope you can join us!
Links and Resources
Avian Conservation: Creating a World Where Birds and People Thrive
Rachael Pierce, Migratory Bird Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, East Lansing, MI
The New Era of Microbiology and What We’re Learning about Agricultural Environments
Adina Howe, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Jo Latimore, Outreach Specialist, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, MSU
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Agricultural Education for Elementary: KBS LTER Agriculture & Ecology Trail & NGSS (Elem. School); Organizer: Janelle Holland, 2017 KBS RET & 2nd Grade Teacher, Kellogg Elementary-Gull Lake Community Schools
Biomimicry: Learning from Nature’s Engineering Marvels (Middle & High School); Organizer: Gretchen Hooker, Education Resources Manager, Biomimicry Institute
Birding as a Learning Tool (Elem. & Middle School); Organizer: Mary Grintals, Teacher, Northeast MS
Conquering iNaturalist & Improving Best Practices in Outdoor Education (Elem. School); Organizer: Emma Hollowell, KBS Science Education Intern, MSU
CSI Streams: Identifying Hidden Species in Aquatic Systems using eDNA fingerprints (Middle & High School); Organizer: Arial Shogren, PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Dunkadoo: a Tool for Education and Science (All Levels); Carol Goodman & Russell Conard, co-founders Dunkadoo
Engaging Students in Building Computational Models Using an Online Modeling Tool (Middle & High School); Organizers: Li Ke & Tom Bielek, CREATE for STEM Institute, MSU; Dan Damelin, The Concord Consortium
Engineering for Elementary Teachers (Elem. School); Organizers: Sara Syswerda, Education Director, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Hopefully Teaching About Climate Change (Middle & High School); Organizer: Jennifer Metz Brenneman, Experiential Ed. Dir., Kalamazoo Nature Center
Human Impact on Biodiversity: Stream Leaf Pack Studies (Middle & High School); Organizer: Liz Ratashak, Teacher, Vicksburg HS
Inquiry-based Field Investigations (All Grade Levels); Misty Klotz, KBS Community Outreach Assistant
Keeping Up with the Invasives: How Native and Invasive Plants Compete (Middle & High School); Organizer: Ava Garrison, PhD Student, MSU-KBS
Lux Arbor Field Tour
Brook Wilke, Lux Arbor Preserve Manager, Introduction to Lux Arbor Reserve
Daniela Herrera, KBS Research Technician, The Rhizosphere Microbiome & Plant Productivity
Sara DePew-Bäby, Avian Caretaker, Ospreys in Michigan
Dustin Kincaid, KBS Science Fellow, Monitoring Changing Water Levels in Lux Arbor Reserve
Laura Twardochleb, MSU PhD Student, Predator-Prey Experiments in Natural Ponds
Open Source Data Collection (All Grade Levels); Organizer: Matt Hawkins, 2017 KBS RET, Gull Lake Community Schools
P Soup: Agriculture’s Unintended Influence on Aquatic Ecosystems (Middle & High School); Organizer: Matt Trentman, PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Slug Snacking Selection (Middle & High School); Organizer: Shaun Davis, 2017 KBS RET & Teacher, Thornapple Kellogg MS
Soil Stories: Using Rainfall Simulators in the Classroom (Elem. & Middle School); Organizer: Ruth Pearson, GRAND Learning Network, MSU
Teaching Climate Change: Using Open Top Chambers in Outdoor Classrooms (Middle & High School) Organizers: Mark Hammond, Ecological Research Technician & Emily Gauci, Research Assistant, KBS
Teaching Microbiology without a Lab (Middle & High School); Organizer: Heather Kittredge, KBS Science Fellow
Who: K-12 teachers
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9, Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Where: Auditorium, Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
SCECHs: Wednesday, 6 hours; Thursday, 6 hours; Friday, 5 hours
Compensation: stipend of $75/day.
Workshop coordinated by Dustin Kincaid and Heather Kittredge, 2016-17 KBS K-12 Partnership Fellows
As our participation is spreading across that state, we realized that lodging is needed for some of you! Details and a sign-up sheet for lodging below. Lodging is prioritized for teachers traveling more than 60 miles.
Lodging at KBS is $35/night, which I will deduct from your stipend. Here is what the lodging looks like: check out our Orchard Dorms and Apartments here. In the dorms, teachers will have a private room and share a bathroom with one other person of the same gender. In the apartments, teachers can share a room if desired and will have a private bath and full kitchen with dishes, etc.
Rooms are not air conditioned. But there is an air conditioned common room with fridge, microwave, tv, game table, etc. Please let me know if other accommodations are needed.
If you require lodging, please fill out the form below: