Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) and the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association (MESTA) invite you to attend the Whole Earth: Educating a Global Community collaborative conference on environmental and earth science education.
When? Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6, 2013
Where? On Belle Isle in Detroit, MI
Belle Isle Park is the jewel of Detroit---located in the Detroit River overlooking Windsor, Ontario---it is one of America’s most beautiful parks, located right off a thriving urban downtown area and across the river from Canada.
A wide variety of half- and full-day educator workshops will be held Friday, October 4. Choose from over 50 concurrent sessions (indoors and outdoors) and field trips on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6. Delve into a variety of monitoring programs that your students can participate in, from history and geology to global change, birds, lakes, stream monitoring, and much more. Saturday will also feature the 6th annual "Share-A-Thon" with quick, fun outdoor and classroom activities. Round out the conference with a Sunday morning field trip to Pt. Pelee Provincial Park in
Ontario and/or the Family Fun Day on Belle Isle on Sunday afternoon! Also displays & exhibits, the famous MESTA "Rock Shop", keynote speakers, evening banquets, campfires and music!
Registration Cost ~ become a member of MAEOE or MESTA and save $$$
3-day for members $85; non-members $160
Per day for members $35; Non-members- $60
SCECHs (approval pending) will be offered by the Wayne RESA. Sign-up onsite.
Lodging Options include Rustic Cmping on Belle Isle or staying in local hotels, check the conference website for more details.
Friday, Oct. 4 ~ Workshops & Field Trips
- Project Water Education for Teachers
- Lake St. Clair Delta Geology & Ecology
- Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support Climate Change Unit
- Earth Partnership for Schools: Rain Garden Curriculum
- Aquatic Wild Workshop
- Pine Trees Acres Landfill: Environmental Systems Management & Renewable Energy
- Devonian Fossil Collecting
- University of Michigan environmental education outreach & scientific research
Session #1 (8:45am – 9:40am)
- Integrating Engineering into Environmental Education using the Engineering is Elementary
- When Henry David Thoreau Came to Michigan ~ Getting Inner-City Students Outdoors
- Effective Teaching & Learning: Making the Global Connection through Linking Forestry Research and Education
- Science in Flight: Birds to Physics and Beyond
- MESTA Rock Shop & Free and Inexpensive Shop NOW
- Where Did All The Water Go? Looking for Answers with Mars MAVEN Mission
Session #2 (9:55am – 10:50am)
- Global Issues ~ Designing an Environmental Literature Unit for English Classes
- Hands-on Curriculum for a Crowded Planet ~ Lions and Wolves and Carp...Oh My!
- Habitat Restoration in Urban School Communities
- Michigan's Regulatory Response to High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing
Session #3 (11:05am – 12:00pm)
- Werewolves, Aware of Wolves, and Where Are The Wolves?
- Workshop-Teach the Next Generation Science Standards Outdoors with Models
- Nature Investigations-The intersection of Art & Science ~ The Detroit Salt Mine
- Tree ID: Exploring the Belle Isle Forest
- Bringing Environmental Education to the Special Education Classroom
- What Would Galileo Do? Teaching Solar System Concepts
- Interpreting Geological Cross-Sections For More Accurate Geologic Time
- SPECIAL SESSION: Career Building in Environmental & Outdoor Education
Session #4 (2:15pm – 3:10pm) *Includes 120 minute sessions*
- A Walk Through Time: Michigan Geology in 460 Steps ~ Groundwater Fundamentals: Know It and Show It
- Geology Credit By-Exam Program ~ Tips and Tricks on "Taking A Nature Walk" – 120 mins
- Arctic Bears & Sustainability: A Personal Journey Through a Teacher's Eyes – 120 mins
- Holistic Education in Grades 4-8 – 120 mins
- Future Problem Solving: Kids Actively Involved in Earth’s Future – 120 mins
- Workshop-Monarch Butterflies: Citizen Science for Young Learners – 120 mins
Session #5 (3:25pm – 4:20pm)
- Urban Geology ~ Importance of Mining in Michigan History and Economy
- MIQuakes - Earthquakes in the Classroom: Loose Sediments to Hard Core
- *Second half of 120 minute sessions*
Sunday Feld Trip
7am - 12pm Autumn Bird Migration at Point Pelee National Park Ontario, Canada
Leaders: Joan Chadde, Michigan Technological University & ike Mansour, Hawk Woods Nature Center. Point Pelee National Park and vicinity is vsited by enormous numbers of migrant birds every autumn - discover them yourself!