Science Enrichment Activities
Chesapeake Biological Lab
SEA: A Series of Professional Development Opportunities for
Educators in Marine and Environmental Sciences
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (UMCES/CBL) and Maryland Sea Grant teamed up this summer to offer a brand new series of teacher enhancement opportunities, called the SEA Program. Over 80 K-12 teachers participated in this no charge pilot project, located on the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) campus in Solomons, MD. The goals of the SEA Program is to provide teachers with professional knowledge of Chesapeake Bay ecology and how to incorporate it into the classroom. Topics in this first series explored the biology and ecology of oysters & the oyster reef; understanding how to integrate hydroponics and aquaculture to create aquaponics; and biofilms, the hot topic in microbiology which also examines biodiversity and ecology. Each topic was explored during a one-day workshop and provided participants with all of the appropriate hands-on research-based activities correlated to Maryland Core Learning Goals, as well as take-home supplies to carry out activities & experiments in the classroom. CBL and Maryland Sea Grant look forward to continuing to offer more opportunities such as the SEA program.
If you would like to be included on the UMCES/CBL and Maryland Sea Grant Teacher Mailing List to hear about more of our upcoming programs for educators, please contact Erin S. Woodrow, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, P.O. Box 38, Solomons, Maryland 20688, 410-326-7491 or e-mail at email@example.com.
This enhancement is available at no cost to participating teachers. Paid for by a grant supported by the Pew Charitable Trust.