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Register now for STEM Outdoors

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Dates: June 16 through 20, 2014
Time: 8 AM to 4 PM (start times may vary due to field trip locations and travel)
Where: Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Alligator Creek Preserve, 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955
Cost: $25 (checks to be made out to CHEC)
To register, visit the link below.
Registration deadline: June 6, 2014

Participants will receive:

  • Newly published Aquatic WILD and WET 2.0 Manuals
  • Project Learning Tree EE Manual

For further information: Contact Eileen Tramontana at 941-575-5435

Dress comfortably. Daily bring a bag lunch, snack, and water bottle!

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Take a walk on the WILD side with us!

The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center is offering a fun-filled, 5-day institute for educators that combines field experiences with classroom activities. Participants visit different fresh and salt water, and upland ecosystems to compare and contrast the habitats, fisheries, water, and wildlife under the tutelage of experts. To become truly effective with STEM, educators need to build their skills and learn how to incorporate their learning into classroom activities. This Institute will help you do that.

Participants will be given an opportunity to:

  • Acquire and then use STEM content skills while at the same time providing a real world application of science.
  • Develop an understanding of the complexity of sustainability issues by comparing and contrasting vastly different ecosystems.
  • Produce a plan to deliver active, interdisciplinary, and enriching educational experiences for their students using the outdoors as a key resource.
  • Identify, select, and address appropriate Florida Curriculum Standards in STEM outdoor activity planning.

Instructors are from: Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, UF Program of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network.