AZ STEM Network Members:
Bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) alive through the disciplines of zoology, conservation and wildlife management in your very own classroom! Check out the Eco-STEM Group website (see: https://stem.sfaz.org/group/Eco-STEM) for more ideas and REGISTER TODAY for the following opportunity:
Eco-STEM Summer Teacher Academy
June 22 – 25 and July 25, 2015 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.*
*Times may vary slightly on field trip days to accommodate these unique opportunities.
K – 12th Grade Teachers
Join the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo and Arizona Game and Fish Department for another great collaboration where you will:
· Explore new ways to integrate problem-based STEM and conservation in the classroom (Eco-STEM).
· Gain first-hand experience and knowledge directly from experts in the field.
· Take field trips to experience Eco-STEM in action.
· Identify STEM-related careers in the areas of conservation and wildlife management.
· Practice Claims, Evidence, Reasoning and critical thinking techniques with real-world conservation issues.
· Try your hand at field technology.
· Examine the role of zoos in conservation.
· Collaborate and develop a nature-based, Eco-STEM lesson plan for your class.
The workshop takes place at the Phoenix Zoo and includes field trips to various locations.
Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive at least 30 CEUs.
The cost is $65 for Phoenix Zoo members / $75 for the general public and includes a number of resources.
Deadline to register is June 8, 2015. Spots are limited, so register early.
To register, please call the Phoenix Zoo Reservations line at 602.914.4333 or visit http://phoenixzoo.org/camps-programs/school-teacher-programs/.