2018 GeoSTEM Summer Academy for Middle School and High School Teachers
Geo-Engineering Solutions for Living on Earth
August 20-22, 2018
Did you know that building a home requires a full understanding of the local geology? Otherwise, adverse consequences may occur ranging from a flooded basement to losing a home to a landslide! This active 3-day workshop explores some of the engineering challenges and solutions New Jersey faces. It is perfect for educators seeking ideas for infusing engineering (NGSS-ETS) into their Earth & Space Science, Physical Science, or Environmental Science curricula. The academy will take place at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, which is the perfect living laboratory to host such a workshop given the amazing engineering feats that took place to mine the zinc. Attending teachers will receive classroom resources to effectively tie the content into their curricula related to the two Next Generation Science Standards stated above. Additionally, professional development hours will be provided. This event is sponsored by Sterling Hill Mining Museum and Picatinny Arsenal STEM Outreach Office.
Schedule: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM each day (8:30 AM check-in)
August 20th - Day 1: GeoTechnical Engineering and Natural Resource Acquisition
August 21st - Day 2: Field Study
August 22nd - Day 3: GeoTechnical Engineering in Your Backyard
Audience: Space is limited to 24 middle school and high school science and technology teachers
Logistics: Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ
Workshop Fee: $75 (cost includes lunch, snacks, and materials)
Housing: The Quality Inn is located at15 Route 94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462.
Contact them at (973-827-4666) for rates and availability
Mobility: We will be active outside which will require some walking or light hiking.
Please let us know if accommodations need to be provided.
Registration: Registration opens March 1, 2018 and closes May 15, 2018.
Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/nEh3H2hQHdK02Ssv1
Workshop Contact: Missy Holzer at firstname.lastname@example.org