Educator Workshops

Aquatic Ecosystems: Austin's Natural Laboratories

In this workshop, educators will work with university biologists to:

  • gain a better understanding of aquatic ecosystems and resources in the Austin area;
  • identify common protists found in Waller Creek and UT Austin's Turtle Pond; and
  • recognize microorganisms indicative of water quality.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -- 9 am-4 pm.

Workshop location: Biological Laboratories Bldg., The University of Texas at Austin

Cost: FREE! A $25 deposit, refunded at the end of the workshop, will be required to complete registration

Educators will participate in inquiry-based activities in the field and laboratory. 

This training is designed for science educators working with 6th-12th grade learners.  

Each educator will receive:

  • curriculum aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR standards;
  • experience conducting integrated field and laboratory activities;
  • opportunity to borrow the museum's loaner kits;
  • 6 CPE (continuing professional education) credit hours; and
  • 6 TEEAC (Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee) credit hours