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LSNERR outdoor summer classroom for teachers

Posted on Aug 9, 2013
Rivers2Lake helps support teachers in classroom
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Teachers learned about water quality monitoring at a Thursday event at LSNERR.

Teachers learned about water quality monitoring at a Thursday event at LSNERR.

In an effort to promote and assist teachers, Deanna Erickson the education coordinator at Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a week long Summer Institute this week for teachers participating in her Rivers2Lake program for this upcoming school year.

Rivers2Lake uses the Lake Superior watershed and the St. Louis River, its largest US tributary, as a foundation for educator and student learning, increased Great Lakes literacy, and engagement. The program provides extended training, mentoring, and resources to teachers in order to support them in creating interdisciplinary inquiry-based and outdoor experiences for students. Rivers2Lake improves learning, enhances engagement and fosters a sense of place.

They cap the program with 12 teachers and have a waiting list for those that want to join in. Most are elementary and middle school instructors and will be returning to their respective classrooms in the fall.

The week long program started on Monday August 5 and will run through Friday August 9. Some of the activities this week included trips to the St. Louis River, Fond du Lac Reservation, WLSSD, Great Lakes Aquarium, and Wisconsin Point.

Some of the research topics presented included, water quality monitoring, outdoor education techniques, planning and safety, restoration of sturgeon and wild rice and natural resources and tribal sovereignty.

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