Attention HS Teachers!!
Aquaculture in Action Workshop 2000
Tools for Teaching Science
July 10-14, 2000
Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program
Chesapeake Bay Trust
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Lab
Aquatic Ecosystems, Inc
Carroll County Public Schools
Maryland State Department of Education
Next summer, ten high school educators in Maryland will have the opportunity to learn how they can use aquaculture as an exciting new way to teach science. Master educators will lead the five-day workshop that will kick off with a "hands-on" working day and overnight stay at the UMCES Horn Point Lab in Cambridge, MD. Educators will receive intensive training in the techniques, methods, and content that will make for a successful experience with aquaculture in the classroom.
Workshop participants will be chosen from applicants who are Maryland teachers and who submit materials requested. Participants will receive:
- All equipment and supplies to start a successful aquaculture program at school.
- Aquaculture manual developed by Maryland master teachers and Maryland Sea Grant Extension.
- Aquaculture references.
- MSDE workshop credit.
- Overnight accommodations for individuals coming from a distance.
- Meal and travel expenses
In addition to aquaculture, participants will learn about "raise and release" programs and hear from some of our experienced aquaculture educators on the subject and the excitement that it adds to their classroom. Educators will also:
- develop partnerships in Maryland with other schools, the University System of Maryland, and the Department of Natural Resources.
- design and build an appropriate recirculating aquaculture system for their school.
- learn how to maintain the system as an educational tool.
- learn how to integrate aquaculture into their curriculum
- become part of the on-line Aquaculture in Action network,
- become part of an expanding raise and release program that emphasizes stewardship skills.
- gain experience with successful grant writing techniques
Please provide the following documents:
- Application form (download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file).
- Resume or Vita
- Two-page essay on how aquaculture will be used to enhance your classroom curriculum and integrate other content areas within your school. Please include the dimensions of the area that will be available for the aquaculture system.
- Two-page description of any on-going or projected environmental projects on school grounds or in the community that involves students at the school and how aquaculture could enhance that project. Project examples include:
• Wetland restoration
• Habitat construction/design
• Stream restoration and monitoring
- 2 letters of recommendation.
- Letters of support from your Principal and Science Supervisor for the addition of a recirculating aquaculture system in your school.
Participants will be selected May 1, 2000. To apply, send completed materials by April 1, 2000 to:
J. Adam Frederick
Maryland Sea Grant Extension
Center of Marine Biotechnology
701 East Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Please call Adam Frederick (410) 234-8850 or Jackie Takacs (410) 326-7356