Day: July 15, 2014

Teachers Participate in the Urban Forestry Teacher Institute

Urban ForestryThe Detroit Public Schools website published a feature article about Detroit teachers who participated in the Urban Forestry Teacher Institute on Belle Isle. The Institute is run by Michigan Tech’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. See Teachers Participate in the Urban Forestry Teacher Institute.

From Tech Today.

DPS teachers participate in the “Urban Forestry Teacher Institute”

Zakiya Jackson and Diana Koss of Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy and Theresa Clayton of Mark Twain School for Scholars are three Detroit Public Schools’ teachers who participated in the “Urban Forestry Teacher Institute” on Belle Isle June 23-27, 2014.

“The Urban Forest Stewardship Teacher Institute at Belle Isle in Detroit was dynamic,” Jackson said. “The entire week was jam-packed with information, resources and exciting lessons from experts in the fields of forestry, nature and environmental science.”

Read more at Detroit Public Schools.


Great Lakes Teacher Institute at Michigan Tech this Week

Great Lakes WatershedTwelve middle and high school teachers and community college instructors from Michigan and Indiana–including one from Houghton, two from Dollar Bay and one from L’Anse–are in at Michigan Tech this week, studying the Great Lakes and the Lake Superior watershed.

They will be investigating how changes in local watersheds impact the Great Lakes, how teachers can use data and environmental service-learning to address watershed issues, and how teachers and students can create projects that meaningfully address Great Lakes watershed issues and stewardship needs.

For more information, please contact Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu; 906-487-3341

From Tech Today.