Wade Institute Remote Professional Development 2020 (One-Week Institute for Grades 4-8 Educators)

Nature and Design: Connections Between Science, Engineering, and the Marine Environment

Nature and Design: Connections Between Science, Engineering, and the Marine Environment

  • Discover how patterns in nature have inspired human technological development as you dive into the concept of biomimicry.
  • Identify evidence of biomimicry from marine life as you engage in virtual exploration of barrier beach systems and other unique, coastal environments.
  • Connect virtually with marine research scientists to investigate how the forms and functions of ocean research equipment have been informed by organisms living there.
  • Explore current technologies and research practices being used to better understand white shark behavior in the northwest Atlantic, and identity solutions to challenges in marine field research.

Registration Information

Partners & Collaborators: National Marine Life Center; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy; Lloyd Center for the Environment; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Dates: August 3-7, 2020 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm). Includes a mix of virtual and remote learning sessions. Completion of some online components will be required prior to and following the virtual sessions.

Cost: $450/participant. $400/participant if attending with one other teacher from your school or district. $375/participant if attending with 2 or more other teachers from your school or district.

PDPs and Optional Graduate Credit:
40 PDPs are available without graduate credit.
3 graduate science credits and 67.5 PDPs are available from Cambridge College for $225.
3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs are available from Framingham State University for $225.

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