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Teachers’ Summer: Institute on Aquatic Systems. U. Florida, July 12-16, 2010

Dates: July 12-16, 2010. Eligibility: Secondary School Science Teachers. Cost: $450, registration; $150,  housing. Application Deadline: Not stated, but early registration encouraged.

SSISummer Science Institute, University of Florida

Aquatic Systems: Emerging Problems and Creative Solutions

Dates: July 12-16, 2010
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (with additional evening activities)
Registration cost: $450
On-campus housing: $150

This Institute highlights some of the most significant research on coastal and inland aquatic systems in Florida. Institute activities will include extensive field work and bench laboratory activities suitable for all classes. The course will examine the interconnectedness of water, and will emphasize the contaminants (metals, endocrine disrupters, plant and animal toxins, pathogenic organisms) that affect human and environmental health. Remediation technologies appropriate for student involvement will also be explored.

The Summer Science Institute at the University of Florida is an ongoing professional development opportunity for secondary science teachers focused on updating content knowledge and laboratory experience. Together with UF faculty and graduate students, teachers perform authentic research, visit laboratories and facilities, hear talks by research and industry leaders, share best practices and develop standards-aligned classroom applications.

The registration fee for each SSI includes all laboratory supplies, curricular materials, and take-home activities and resources. Additionally, teachers successfully completing an SSI workshop with a biotechnology laboratory are eligible to take advantage of our new biotechnology equipment locker program. On-campus housing is available for interested participants.

Teachers are encouraged to contact their administrators about the availability of professional development funds to cover registration and housing. Limited scholarships may be available, particularly for rural and/or underserved communities.

Registration Form

For more information, please visit the SSI Website.

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