Professional Development Workshop Descriptions

Barrier Island History Workshop

Series of Snapshots Taken Throughout the 2013 Barrier Island History Workshop

Above Images: "A Series of Snapshots of the Activities Taken Part in Throughout the 2013 Barrier Island History Workshop"

June 23-27, 2014

Registration deadline: June 11, 2014

A week-long workshop designed to acquaint high school and middle school teachers with a better understanding of North Carolina's barrier island and longleaf pine ecosystems. The workshop will especially focus on the relationship between history and ecology in order to promote and inspire an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. The class will take daily field trips to area sites including Carolina Beach State Park, Zeke's and Bald Head Island, and Green and Holly Shelter Swamps. Daily readings, guest speakers, and short lectures will also enhance the workshop. Click here to view the flyer!

Extreme Science Workshop

June 23-27, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2014

Whether we are imagining microbes or mammoths, dinosaurs or diatoms, stars or molecules, people of all ages are fascinated with the very large and the very small. Our interest is peaked as we try to imagine the world from a very different perspective—like looking up at the world through the eyes of an ant or looking down from the height of a dinosaur. New tools of science have enabled scientists to investigate extremes of science previously unknown. At the small scale, new advances in microscopy now enable us to manipulate and experiment with individual atoms and molecules. Some of the most striking new developments in science occur at the extreme ranges of scale—the very large (cosmic) and the very small (nanoscale). In presenting these new and exciting scientific topics, the teacher is faced with the additional challenge of introducing the daunting concepts of scale over vast ranges. Click here to view the flyer!

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