Some are hyperactive. Some are distracted. Some are obese. Schools can improve both health and learning by reintroducing students to the natural world. ~ Richard Louv
What: SE MI Great Lakes Earth Partnership for Schools Educator Institute
Where: Cranbrook Institute of Science and schools in Livonia and Northville
When: June 25-29, 2012; 9am-3:30pm
Are you interested in engaging your students in outdoor activities that teach them science, math, and social studies skills? Attend the Southeast Michigan Great Lakes EPS Educator Institute to learn how to build a Rain Garden or Restore a Habitat at your school with proven curriculum offered by the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
The 5-day Educator Institute will train teachers on how to implement the Earth Partnership for Schools curriculum at their school. Local resources and programs will showcase how to connect school projects to regional conservation efforts. Guest speakers and field trips will demonstrate how schoolyard projects can contribute to the improved health and water quality of the Great Lakes.
Participants can earn three credits through the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Curriculum and Instruction with tuition waived.
Teacher Applications are now being accepted; teams of at least two teachers per participating school are preferred. For more information and details about the course, please review the Application materials that can be downloaded at: