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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.
Co-sponsored by The Holden Arboretum and the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching and Technology at John Carroll University
Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 4-8pm and Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 8am - 4pm
Cost: $30 (includes dinner on Friday, Saturday lunch is on your own)
Location: John Carroll University
Optional: 1 non-degree graduate credit available for $160
This class will expose teachers to a wide array of applications and technologies that can be used in the classroom while exploring the natural world. Observation and data collection are vital to learning about the natural world. Find out how you can use smart phones, tablets and other digital apparatus to collect your observations. You will be collecting data outside during the class so dress for the weather. You will then learn various ways students can communicate and share this information not only with their classmates, but with those outside their school. You will learn how to effectively incorporate Wikispaces, Skype, QR Codes, video-editing and other technologies into your classroom. Learn more.
Date: Oct. 15, 2013 , 4-7pm
Cost: Free - but pre-registration is required
Location: The Holden Arboretum
Formal and non-formal educators are encouraged to join Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife for Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children - Project WILD's early childhood education curriculum. Like traditional Project WILD, the curriculum builds on the learning styles and interests of young children (ages 3 to 7) to foster an interest and appreciation of wildlife and the natural world around them. A variety of activities build positive impressions of nature while aiding children's cognitive growth and development. This workshop is designed for anyone who works with young children and wants to teach youngsters about wildlife conservation using fun activities.
Date: Oct. 18, 2013 , 9am -1pm
Location: The Holden Arboretum
Spend the morning in one of the most beautiful places in northeast Ohio. South Stebbins is owned by The Holden Arboretum and access is controlled to preserve the unique flora and fauna of the site. This is your pass in. We will venture over the East Branch of the Chagrin and into one of the oldest and most pristine natural areas on The Holden Arboretum property. This area is highly restricted due to its use as a research site. We will learn about the conservation and research that takes place on Holden's largest and most intact forest community. We will also learn how to identify the large canopy trees that make this area so unique. You even get to keep the tree identification book to continue using your new found skill at home. Details of the unique animal populations that take advantage of this large unspoiled space will be shared as well as research information that has been collected. Interior forest nesting birds frequently use this area. This will be an educational and inspiring experience. There are few places like South Stebbins left. Come see this one for yourself.
Participants must be able to walk up steep hills and hike for 3 miles, often times in muddy and wet conditions. Prepare for wet feet. Bring a sack lunch and something to drink.