Fostering Outdoor Skills is a two-part workshop that introduces teachers to various techniques that can be used to develop students' abilities to do science in outdoor environments. Activities will help students see and engage with nature. They will learn how to ask scientific questions and perform investigations to help answer those questions. Activities and resources have been developed by both the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
There are two components to this workshop:
- In "Outdoor Observation Skills," we will provide tips and tricks to help connect children with nature while engaging their senses. Participants will learn how to build students' observation skills to improve problem solving and scientific understanding.
- In "Outdoor Inquiry Skills," we will explore outdoor inquiry skills in order to show students that science does not just happen in a lab or classroom.
"Outdoor Observation Skills" will take place from 9am - 3pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014. "Outdoor Inquiry Skills" will be held from 9am - 3pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Both workshops will take place in the Phoenix area. The workshops are designed to build on each other. However, participants can sign up for one or both and a certificate for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit will be provided for each one.
Participation is free but registration is required. Space is limited. Specific workshop information will be provided to registered participants as the date approaches.
For questions, contact Eric Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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