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An Integrated Teacher Institute:

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**June 27-30 and July 11-14, 2006**

What should every teacher in Northwest Ohio know about their environment?

2 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

Participants 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:

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Plant Science Workshop

Summer, 2004, 2005 pending funding

Plant Science for Teachers

Earn 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit in two weeks of intensive study. A hands/minds-on study of plants and plant ecology of Northwest Ohio and Northern Lower Michigan. Study at local metroparks, city parks, The Stranahan Arboretum, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Oak Openings, Lake Erie marshes, and urban natural areas. The program culminates in an over-night trip to study Hartwick Pines, sphagnum bogs, orchids, cedar swamps, clear water stream plants, and Kirtland's Warbler natural history and habitat restoration.


A Summer Semester Science Education Workshop:

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Field Ecology

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

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