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March 28 – 29
Mapping and Tracking Urban Bears and Storytelling with Maps
Where do bears roam in Anchorage, and why? And how can students use inquiry-based learning to tell a story about Anchorage’s bears using maps? Learn to incorporate mapping, GIS and a new idea called “story maps” into your classroom by involving students in a recent research project on Anchorage’s urban bears. This STEM-focused workshop is best suited for Grade 7–12 educators. Lessons use Google Earth and ArcGIS Online (including its story maps publishing feature) along with location and video data collected from Anchorage bears. “Story maps” combine maps with text, multimedia and interactive functions to educate, inform, inspire and entertain. We will also focus on finding and using other public databases to support other GIS classroom projects on other topics beyond bears. Graduate level credit toward teacher recertification is available, but not required. Pre-registration is required; some fees apply. Taught by Katie Kennedy with the UAF Geography Program, Elizabeth Manning, ADF&G Education Specialist, and Tony Carnahan, ADF&G Research Biologist. Contact Elizabeth Manning, Elizabeth.Manning@alaska.gov or 907-267-2168 to reserve a space or for questions.
March 28 – 29
Up close with Wildlife: Bowhunting, Photography and Wildlife Viewing, Rabbit Creek Range
Join Ginamaria Smith of the ADFG Hunter Information & Training Program and Brenda Duty the ADFG Project WILD Coordinator as they co-present this hands-on professional development workshop. Lessons are geared to help teachers engage students’ sense of the natural world, understand Alaska wildlife behavior/physiology and safely engage in interactions with wildlife, whether you’re filling the freezer or your camera’s memory card!
Your students will learn how to:
- call in wildlife
- build the 'innards' of a deer
- assess habitat
- use their senses and those of wildlife to their advantage and much more.
April 25 – 26
Bats and Frogs! Citizen Science for Students
Join ADFG Citizen Science Biologist Marian Snively and Brenda Duty, Project WILD Coordinator for a fun hands-on workshop that demonstrates how you can engage your students in inquiry based research by monitoring little brown bats and wood frogs. Learn how to construct bat houses and how to identify frog calls…(they may be closer than you think!) and you’ll also learn about other programs you and your students may want to join in. These lessons are great for classroom science projects, citizen participation lessons and easily integrate into the new math and language arts standards. Great for K-12 teachers. Workshop can be taken as a practicum for APU MOSEE graduate students or one UAA graduate credit for teacher recertification. For more information contact Brenda.Duty@alaska.gov or 907-267-2216. SPECIAL OFFER: When 2 teachers from the same school sign up, pay only 1 materials fee!