Registration is now open for this course!
A New Professional Development Course for Grades K-12 Teachers Interested in
Connecting Students to All Subject Areas Through Ocean Conservation
In this new course, grades K-12 teachers will learn about various types of marine debris and what can be done to improve environmental conditions so that the ocean, marine life, and people are healthy. This course will give teachers the opportunity to learn first-hand from scientists, resource managers, and community practitioners working on issues related with marine debris in which students could be engaged to become 21st century problem solvers.
This course will be composed of a diverse range of activities such as guest speakers and site visits on the topics of marine debris reduction and prevention, healthy coastline ecosystems, and overall ahupuaʻa (watershed health). Teachers will practice hands-on lesson plans that have a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, Math) approach.
Dates for this course are: Monday March 28, 2016, Saturday April 9, 2016, and a half-day volunteer field experience of each participant’s choice with an organization that focuses on marine conservation.
To apply, please complete the online application. The fee is $80, which includes supplies and lunch on 2 days. Spaces are limited. Mahalo to the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association for supporting this course. Teachers successful in completing this course will receive 3 PDE3 credits.