An Integrated Teacher Institute:
What should every teacher in Northwest Ohio know about their environment?
weeks of intensive and integrated study of the major river watersheds
of Northwest Ohio. Topics of study include ecology, river ecology,
natural history, history of Northest Ohio, geology and geological
history, folklore, Native American history, history of music--jazz,
blues and local juke joints including Hines Farm. We also study the
histroy of the railroad and Wabash & Erie Canal
can earn 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit (optional)
ARRT was funded by an OBOR, Improving Teacher Quality Program grant
A Science Education Institute:
2004, 2005 pending funding
A Summer Semester Science Education Workshop:
Hands on Science for K-12 Teachers
3 hours of credit in one full week of intensive study.
Activities include field study and naturalist presentions at local metroparks, city parks, and other informal science education institutions. The Oak Openings and The Great Black Swamp are special focus areas of study. The institute includes a trip to Northern Lower Michigan where participants study old-growth white pine forests, sphagnum bogs, trout fishing entomology, river ecology and lakes ecology aboard the Islander, a schoolship based in Sutton's Bay. TThe The institute sometimes includes a trip to Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan where participants study Old-growth White Pine at Hartwick Pines, sphagnum bogs, trout-fishing entomology, as well as Lakes