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Parker-Ipswich-Essex Rivers Restoration Partnership
Professional Development Opportunity For Educators

Professional Development Opportunity for Educators

One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators

Research and Resiliency: Investigating the Local Effects of Global Changes


Dive into the Science and Engineering Practices and explore bringing the revised MA Standards into your science curriculum!mits2

Come and learn how scientists and land managers work together to protect and preserve the resilience of local ecosystems and communities.

Learn how you can use data collection and analysis to engage your students and introduce them to scientific research and potential career opportunities.

Venture into the field with local scientists and use a variety of tools and techniques to collect, analyze and communicate field data.

Assess your own ecological footprint and consider the most effective ways you can make a difference.

Build and take back back to your classroom research equipment to use during field studies with your students.

Each day will be filled with field studies, “hands-on, minds-on” investigations and discussions aimed to to highlight the resiliency of our local habitats.

Collaborators: Mass Audubon Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary, Plum Island Ecosystems LTER, Ipswich River Watershed Association, US Fish & Wildlife Services, Ipswich High School, Boston University, Salem Sound Coastwatch

Course Dates: July 17-21 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm); Half Day Introductory Session June 17; Half Day Fall Call-back November 4

PDPs and Graduate Credit available

For more information and to register visit the Museum Institute for Teaching Science course website:


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