An Exciting Teacher Opportunity:
Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Eating Fish

June 28, 2006

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program and the John G. Shedd Aquarium invite you to an interactive workshop for educators who work with students in grades 6-12 (CPDUs available).

  • Experience hands-on demonstrations of safe fish preparation done by Chicago chefs
  • Update knowledge about an important environmental health issue
  • Learn about risks and benefits of fish consumption, and how good choices can improve your health
  • Encourage student stewardship through school/community-based awareness projects
  • Meet state education standards by incorporating this real-world subject matter into your classroom curriculum
  • Teach students how their choices can make direct impacts on the environmental causes they care about
  • Empower students to act on behalf of the environment as they learn about factors that affect ocean ecosystems
  • Receive a stipend for teaching a unit on this topic; guiding student awareness projects; and sharing subject matter at teacher professional development workshops or conference.

Additional Information

Please call Terri Hallesy at (217) 244-8809 or e-mail

A joint project of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and the Illinois Science Teachers Association. Funded through COSEE Great Lakes by the National Science Foundation and NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and through a grant from U.S. EPA GLNPO.

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