Science and Stories of the St. Louis River Estuary: Exploring Technology for Teaching About the St. Louis River
June 11 - 12, 2012
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Barkers Island, Superior, WI
To Register: Email or call Cindy Hagley at 218-726-8713. Provide your name, email address, and school or organization where you work. Space is limited, so don't delay! There is no charge for this training. Sponsored by Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant and hosted by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Classroom teachers, outreach types, and informal educators:
Join estuary scientists, geographic information specialists, and mobile-device geoquest developers to learn about the St. Louis River Estuary. Participants will tour the estuary by boat and on foot using geocaching, Global Positioning Systems, a new St. Louis River Estuary website, and ARIS*, a storytelling application that allows users to create and share their own location-based quests, tours, and stories.
Participants will learn about incorporating place-based learning, storytelling, and Great Lakes scientific literacy into formal or informal teaching, learn about Great Lakes curricula, activities and Web resources, and meet some local estuary experts. You'll receive an introduction to the ARIS authoring tool, learn how to develop interactive geoquests, and consider how place-based games can be used to meet classroom standards and informal education goals.
For more information and the agenda, view the flyer.