National Geographic Biology PD – Few spots remain for certain states!

NTLA Ocean FlyerA few spots remain for a chosen few to join us at our FREE , week long, high school biology teacher professional development! The content will focus on ecology and will be a week in San Diego, CA on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus…all expenses covered (airfare, hotel, most meals, field trip to Ocean Institute).

We are looking for applicants from the following states: Alaska, Minnesota, Delaware, DC, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, S Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, W. Virginia, and South Carolina. If you are a high school biology teacher from one of these listed states then apply for this fantastic opportunity! We want one teacher from each state…so apply and get your spot today! Program information and application is attached. Please apply by 5 PM April 13th by sending the completed application per instructions to OceanEd@ngs.org

(Please note that the application process is full and closed for all other states so we can only accept applications from the states mentioned above.)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail us only at OceanEd@ngs.org

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Marine Science College Courses for High School Students

The Whale Camp, in partnership with Immaculata University in PA, offers two  3-credit college courses this summer.  “Introduction to the Ecology of the Bay of Fundy” (August 1-21) is an examination of this dynamic ecology, between Maine and Nova Scotia, driven by the highest tides in the world. This unique ecosystem is home to many rare whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and puffins. The course includes whale observation with research components, a visit to a puffin colony, kayaking with seals, coastal ecology, exploration of stunningly beautiful Grand Manan Island and numerous trips aboard a 60-foot sailboat for research.

The second course “Authors & Artists of the Sea” (July 4-24) is for students who enjoy expressing themselves in through art and/or creative writing.  It includes many of the elements of the Intro to Ecology course but focuses on students demonstrating their learning and experiences through their art and writing. Students collaborate in the production of a full-color hardbound book which is then given to them upon completion.

The Whale Camp also offers many 1, 2 and 3 week Marine Science, Oceanography and Whale Research programs for any students without college credit.  All adventures are very hands-on, discovery oriented experiences.

www.whalecamp.com