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Holden Arboretum Scientist Lecture Series & Classroom Applications
Graduate Credit Class
Delve deeper into the current environmental issues, conditions and challenges that impact the natural world around us. This series of three Scientist lectures will allow you to step back into the classroom and learn from experts at Ohio State University, The University of Pittsburgh and The Morton Arboretum. This embedded class is designed to allow you to connect what you learn with your classroom. Not only will you further your own knowledge about current research by learning from experts in the field, but you will research and design ways to apply this new found information to your current classroom practices.
You will be able to select the number of lectures you will attend (1-3). That will determine the time you need to spend out of class researching, analyzing, planning and designing how to incorporate these topics into your current teaching assignment. Lectures are from 7-9 pm on Thursday, February 20; Thursday, March 13; Friday, April 25. There will be a follow up session on May 22 from 5-7 pm to share ideas and activities for classroom application. Contact Sharon Graper for more details or to register.
Cost: $175 for 1 graduate credit payable to Ashland
$50 payable to The Holden Arboretum
Feb. 27, 2014
9 am— 1 pm
Free – But preregistration is required. Join us for our inaugural summit!
The social, economic and environmental benefits of urban and community forests are enormous. Many community entities and businesses have a vested interest in the growth and health of trees. The Holden Trees Matter Summit is designed to engage middle and high school students and teachers in a variety of efforts to increase awareness of the value of trees in their communities. Schools will be invited to send teams of students to the summit where they will hear experts from the fields of forestry, environmental planning and others. They will learn about science based educational resources to document and demonstrate the value of trees. They will take this information back to their schools and develop ways to engage their schools and communities to enhance the presence and importance of trees. Some might work towards the Tree Campus Award which will be established as part of this ongoing program.
Contact Sharon Graper 440-602-3843 for questions or to reserve a spot. Attendance will be limited in the first year.
July 29—31, 2014
The Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Museum of Art will be co-sponsoring a workshop for K-12 teachers on using art and nature in the classroom.
Graduate credit will be available. More details available soon.
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The Holden Arboretum has been delivering professional development to teachers in early childhood through high school classrooms for over 30 years. We specialize in teaching content about the natural world in cooperation with hands-on, engaging activities. If you do not see what you are looking for we can design something to fit your needs. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.