Our 2015 BirdSleuth workshop was a great day.
Great people gaining new skills to share environmental education with their communities. Thank you to who all attended! Dr. Thomas shared his vast bird knowledge (of which I am always amazed) with the group and we enjoyed the grand Rogers Science Building onQueens University Campus. CornellLab of Ornithology has great educational resources for C.O.R.E. strengthening.
1/24/20145 9:30 – 3:30 @ Queens University of Charlotte $35 some seats still available.
NOAA Air Quality presented by E-Corps. The goal of the workshop is for K-12 educators to gain a better understanding of air quality and air pollution issues, experience hands-on activities, and gain insight into topics such as bio indicators of air quality, AIRNOW, and the potential health effects of air pollution. The knowledge gained will support the teacher’s classroom instruction and in turn will motivate and increase student’s interest in air quality. Meal is included DIRECTIONS to Queens University of Charlotte in Rogers Hall Room 107
2/21/2015 9:30 – 3:30 @ Queens University of Charlotte $35
Estuaries offer a wonderfully rich context for science education and inter-disciplinary learning. Estuaries are dynamic environments with a daily flux of ocean flows mingling with river water, creating a remarkably diverse range of life and ecosystems. As a result, they offer learners a convergence of such fields as Earth systems science, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and marine science. NOAA, 2012
With the many threats that our nation’s oceans face, it is time for a new era of ocean literacy and enhanced efforts to prepare today’s children to be tomorrow’s ocean stewards. Estuaries are an ideal topic to excite students about studying the ocean because of the strong personal connections people have with estuaries—from treasured recreation experiences, scenic views during transits, to making a living on the water. Advancing estuarine, coastal, and ocean literacy is a priority of NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). It is our expectation that students and teachers will gain an understanding of the great importance of estuaries and the intricate connections it has with the ocean and climate systems. Meal is included DIRECTIONS to Queens University of Charlotte in Rogers Hall Room 107
Keystone Species $35 @ Queens 9:30am – 3:30pm 3/21/2015
& offered with sponsorship from Duke
@ Duke Energy Explorium $27 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm 3/24 & 3/26/2015
Understanding the Role of Keystone Species in Their Ecosystems. This candid look at Keystone Species found in the United States. The importance of these species to an ecosystem will be presented. An open discussion of why we should be concerned with the decline of this species and what the potential impacts are. The determining characteristics of a “keystone species” and the role it has in the ecosystem, or if the species is an important prey species for another organism and how its decline is affecting other populations.
Topics: Biomass, Conservation, Ecosystem, Endangered, Predators, Mutualist, Foundation Species DIRECTIONS to Queens University of Charlotte in Rogers Hall Room 107