2013 Great Lakes Academy

Posted By Mary Ocwieja on 3/13/2013 1:44:40 PM   |  Last Edited By Mary Ocwieja on 3/14/2013 2:44:31 PM

2013 Great Lakes Academy: July 29 – August 2

A week of aquatic activities to connect your curriculum and students to the fresh water resources right in our backyard! Educators will receive $200 to complete the academy and follow-up activities.

This workshop will focus on the Buffalo River as educators explore the geology, history, and biology of the area and discover ways to incorporate these concepts into their existing curriculum. The workshop includes a Science Afloat program aboard the Spirit of Buffalo, training in Project WILD Aquatic and the new Project WET 2.0, tips for bringing your class outside, and ideas for Great Lakes stewardship projects.

Each educator that participates in the academy will receive complimentary in-class presentations from Reinstein Woods' staff and collaborating organizations.

2013 Great Lakes Institutes:

These 6 hour workshops will be offered in several locations in Erie, Niagara and Monroe Counties and will focus on the water resources that are right in your backyard. Topics will include local geology, ecology, and history as well as a focus on Great Lakes restoration efforts that are underway. The institutes will include free Project WILD Aquatic and the new Project WET 2.0 activity guides that are correlated to state standards. Educators will be given resources to not only incorporate this information in their classroom but also the opportunity for ongoing support through in-class presentations and service learning activities with their students.

Saturday, April 20 Niagara University

Saturday, April 27 Reinstein Woods, Depew

Saturday, May 18 Helmer Nature Center, West Irondequoit

Saturday, June 1 Aboard the Spirit of Buffalo, Buffalo

Saturday, June 29 Reinstein Woods, Depew

Thursday, July 18 Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island

Wednesday, August 14 Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island

Saturday, August 17 Reinstein Woods, Depew

Saturday, September 21 Aboard the Spirit of Buffalo, Buffalo

Early Childhood Workshop

Are you an educator of young children, ages 3-7? Looking for more ideas to use in your classroom, daycare, or other educational setting? Our spring workshops will give you tons of great ideas for activities, snacks and songs that will help connect young children to nature. All activities are field-tested and standards-based. Call (716) 683-5959 or reply to sign up. 

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood @ Reinstein Woods
Wednesday, April 10 from 12:30 - 3:00pm

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TO REGISTER: Contact Brittany DiLeo at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - (716) 683-5959.

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