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: Early June 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