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Fundamentals of Inquiry
January 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$50
Throughout our 46 year history, Riveredge Nature Center has worked to change the way science is taught. Emphasizing outdoor experiences in all seasons, the Riveredge “style” is characterized by small group learning that encourages inquiry, exploration and problem solving. Through the process of systems-thinking and hands-on inquiry, learners construct their own answers throughout our programs.
We are teaming up with Dr. Steve Kerlin, Assistant Professor of Environmental Education &UW-Extension & WCEE Environmental Education Specialist, from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Dr. Ray Scolavino, Science Education and Student Teaching Supervisor, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a unique professional development opportunity that will support others in their journey to teach science in a more interactive way.
In this day-long workshop, you will learn more about the fundamentals of inquiry-based teaching and learning, and explore ways to move from structured, hands-on science to a more inquiry-based approach where students take more responsibility for their learning. Through a variety of activities, we will illustrate the power of learning science through inquiry and introduce strategies for integrating inquiry experiences into your programs. This workshop is designed for environmental educators, teachers and administrators who are looking for ways to incorporate more hands-on, inquiry-based activities into their programs.
Fee: $50 includes workshop materials and lunch
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Registration is limited so secure your spot today!