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SUNY-ESF Offers Training for Science Teachers


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Junior and senior high school teachers can learn innovative ways to bring science alive for their students.

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is holding a workshop on its Environmental Studies Project Sept. 23. The project provides teachers with a series of modules that offer students a hands-on approach to environmental education. The project covers a wide range of topics, including atmospheric sciences, earthquakes, coastal erosion and watershed analysis.

Each module includes a variety of instructional materials, complete with ideas for original research, laboratory and field work; classroom demonstrations; peer teaching; and group discussions. Information can be accessed through the Internet.

The workshop will run from approximately 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the ESF campus. Participants will receive lunch and a stipend. They will also receive one hour of graduate credit and all the material necessary to teach the modules.

Those wishing to attend should contact Dr. Robert Koepper, ESF dean of nonresident programs and continuing education, by Aug. 15. Koepper can be reached at 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, 315-470-6891, or rkoepper@esf.edu.