LUMCON offers several programs for preK-12, non-formal, and university educators to improve their effectiveness in teaching science. These programs help teachers understand the scientific process, learn marine and coastal science, and gain confidence in active learning methods. In addition, workshops (lasting 4 hours to 1 week) can be designed to meet school or district needs for professional development for teachers.
Teachers are also encouraged to apply for and participate in summer university courses and internships.
From H-2-O: A Water Quality Workshop for Teachers
Program Description: From H-2-O is a multi-day residential workshop held at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. Participants spend about 2.5 days immersed in a coastal estuarine environment. The workshop consists of 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. Workshop funding provided by BTNEP.
Ship Time & Shoreline: a field methods workshop for teachers
Program Description: Ship Time & Shoreline is a multi-day residential workshop held at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. It is designed to immerse educators in the coastal habitats of south Louisiana and give them insight into various scientific 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 field and laboratory methods and how that information can be used back in the classroom.