TEACHER EDUCATION AND RESOURCES

K-12, non-formal, and university educators travel to LUMCON to improve their effectiveness in teaching science. Several programs help teachers understand the scientific process, learn marine/coastal science and gain confidence in active learning methods. In addition, workshops lasting 4 hours to one week can be designed to meet school or district needs for professional development for teachers. Contact Ms. Murt Conover for more information about any of the opportunities listed below. Teachers are also encouraged to apply for and participate in summer university courses or internships. For more information about course schedule or internship topics, please refer to the summer program web site.

From H-2-O: A Water Quality Workshop for Teachers
Dates: May 30-June 2, 2017
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
Cost: Free

Program Description: From H-2-O is a multi-day residential workshop. The workshop is held at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. Participates will spend about 2.5 days immersed in a coastal estuarine environment. The workshop consist of both field, laboratory, and classroom work. All activities are designed to ensure that participants have the knowledge and skills needed to use Bayouside Classroom with their students. Each new program teacher will be paired with a mentor teacher or instructor. Mentors are used to help provide a unique and in-depth learning experience. Workshop funding provided by BTNEP.

  • Contact Murt Conover for more details or application information.  mconover@lumcon.edu or (985) 851-2860

Ship Time & Shoreline: a field methods workshop for teachers
Dates: July 10-14, 2017
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
Cost: Free

Program Description: Ship Time & Shoreline is a teacher workshop designed to immerse educators in the coastal habitats of South Louisiana and give them insight about various science methods. Field and laboratory activities will highlight the scientific methods being used by Coastal Waters Consortium researchers. Participants will spend the week meeting and interacting with scientists, exploring various coastal environments, and learning about the field and laboratory methods being used and how that information can be used back in the classroom.

  • Contact Murt Conover for more details or application information.  mconover@lumcon.edu or (985) 851-2860

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Bathymetric Mapping Research Cruise
Marsh Methods

WEB RESOURCES

Recognizing Runoff Through the Watershed–Non-point Source Pollution
Phytoplankton Identification Guide
LUMCON Specimen Collection list