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Ecology, Environment and Education: Teaching and Learning in
National and International
Professional Development Experiences

Harriett S. Stubbs, Christiane de Gioppo, Arlita McNamee

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Appendix A

TEACHER DAY: GLOBAL CHANGE

The Faculty Club NCSU
March 17, 1995
8:30 am 3:30 pm

 

8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30 Welcome: Dr. Harriett Stubbs, NCSU

THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

8:40 PHANTOM ALGAE; Implications and global significance

Dr. Joanne Burkholder, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

9:20 OZONE AND CARBON DIOXIDE; Atmospheric components in global change

Dr. Viney Aneja, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NCSU

10:00 LYME DISEASE: An example of human health affected by human decisions

Dr. Jay Levine, College of Veterinary Medicine, NCSU

10:40 BREAK VIEW EXHIBITS

11:00 ENVIRONMENTAL ESTROGENS: Potential Effects on Wildlife & Human Reproduction

Dr. John Vandenbergh, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

11:45 pm LUNCH AND LUNCH SPEAKER:

GLOBAL ISSUES IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Dr. Robert Yager, Director, Science Center, University of Iowa

12:45 THE CHANGING FACE OF FOREST ECOSYSTEMS:

Examples from three continents

Dr. Robert Bruck, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Research, Outreach & Extension, NCSU

1:30 MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENT: What can you and your students do?

Dr. Walter Heck, US Department of Agriculture

2:15 GLOBAL ISSUES AND NC STATE GUIDELINES

Ms. Brenda Evans, NC Department of Public Instruction

Examples by Teachers: Tonya Hancock, Nancy Bray

2:45 WHERE DOES THIS FIT INTO MY CLASSROOM? Brainstorming & Reports

Master Teachers: Annie Bullock, Charles Gunter, Rita Hagevik,

Faye McDaniels, Fred Hatley, Dan Larson (MN), Nick Scandale,

Steve Stevens, Charles Tysinger, Laurie Peterman (MN)

3:00 Wrap-Up

3:30 Adjourn

 

 

 Appendix B

 

Grandfather Mountain International Workshop Schedule
June 18-22, 2007

Monday, June 18 LD

12:00-1:00 LUNCH at Lees-McRae College Cafeteria, Banner Elk NC

1:00 CHECK-IN at Village Dorms (ck map if you don't get there for lunch)

1:45 Introductions - Dr. Harriett Stubbs, SCI-LINK/GLOBE-NET Honors Lounge

Week's SCHEDULE, OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES

Notebooks /handouts, Blank Books, NSES, Journaling What is it?

SMALL GROUPS

Your Project and your expectations. Arrange car pools for the week; Digital/Video-camera assignment

2:15 Lees-McRae College - Admissions

2:30 GLOBAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE

Pilot Study with Lawrence Hall of Science, U of CA and NSF

Michael Tally, Science Supervisor, Wake County Schools

3:30 HIKE HEMLOCK HILL

5:00-6:00 Dinner, College Cafeteria

6:00-8:00 COMPUTER LAB, Begin projects

Thomas, Nain Singh, Orientation to Computer Lab

6:00-6:30 ONE FINNISH PRESENTATION

 

Tuesday, June 19 Banner Elk/ Grandfather Mountain BLD

7:00 Breakfast. Make bag lunch

7:45 PARTICIPANT SHARING (2) Honors Lounge

8:15 Leave for Grandfather Mountain, Linville NC

8:45 Top of the Mountain, Swinging Bridge

9:00 GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN UN Biosphere Reserve Site

Mr. Crae Morton, Grandfather Mountain Nature Center

9:45 Questions

10:00 TOUR MUSEUM, TOUR ANIMAL HABITATS

Naturalists, ½ group Museum ; ½ group Habitats, Exchange

12:00 Bag Lunch

12:30 EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN

On the way to Banner Elk, visit Historic Linville, Julian Price Park, Blue Ridge Parkway and Moses H. Cone Craft Center or hike Grandfather Mountain trails, Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center (trail closeby)

3:30 HOOT OWL HOLLER A Mountain Story Teller Honors Lounge

Doris Bliss, Valley Crucis

4:15 UNIQUE APPROACH TO BEHAVIOR

Elizabeth Jaynes, Hickory School District

5:00 Dinner

6:00-8:00 COMPUTER LAB

Digital Cameras and Power Point

6:00-6:30 ONE FINNISH PRESENTATION

 

Wednesday, June 20 Lees-McRae College BLD

7:00 Breakfast. Make bag lunch

7:45 Participant sharing 4; Small Groups - Projects Honors Lounge

9:00 GEOLOGY OF THE NC MOUNTAINS and NEW ZEALAND IMAGES

Dr. Jack Callahan, ASU Honors Lounge

9:45 Questions

10:00 DRIVE TO ROAN MOUNTAIN, to see the Rhododendron Gardens, the largest collection of these plants in the world; Visit the Museum

12:00 Bag lunch on the mountain

3:00 RETURN TO LEES-MCRAE or EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN

Options: Linville Cave, Valle Crucis Historic Sites, Linville Falls, et al

5:00 Dinner

6:00-8:00 COMPUTER TIME to develop project

6:00-7:00 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: Latin America, Belize and Brazil

Michael Tally, Science Supervisor, Wake County Schools

8:00-10:00 MOUNTAIN SALAMANDERS: Wayne and Amy VanDevender, ASU

 

Thursday, June 21 Boone BLD

7:00 Breakfast Make bag lunch.

8:00 Meet in Lobby - participant sharing (4)

9:00 INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS

Teaching global field courses (Costa Rica, Australia, etc.)

Dr. Stewart Skeate, Lees-McRae College

Abrams Auditorium, 9-11

12:00 Bag lunch at Field Site

1:00 Return to Lees-McRae

2:00 PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR ACTIVITIES HONORS LOUNGE

5:00 Dinner

6:00-9:00 PRESENTATIONS BY PARTICIPANTS INDIVIDUAL, GROUPS HONORS LOUNGE

One page Blank Book Page Sharing

 

Friday, June 22 Lees-McRae College, Grandfather Mountain BL

7:00 Breakfast

8:30 Check out of dorms, return all keys

9:30 GROWING NATIVE WOODLAND BOTANICALS HONORS LOUNGE

Introduction to popular native medicinals (ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, bloodroot, mayapple). What they look like, roots, flowers, leaves, botanical name, where they grow, propagation.Traditional and current uses. Active constituents. Resources to learn more.

Dr. Jeanine Davis, Fletcher NC, NCSU

11:30 Drive to Grandfather Mountain

12:00 Top of Grandfather Mountain

12:30 GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON MOUNTAIN ECOSYSTEMS

Dr. Robert Bruck, NCSU

Lunch at Nature Center , Grandfather Mountain

2:00 WRAP UP, EVALUATION

3:00 Leave for home

 

 

Appendix C

 

Brazil: Adventures in Ecology & Education

Schedule 2007

Sao Paulo Week One

  • July 13: Morning arrival on international flights. Opening luncheon 12:00 noon. Orientation to Brazil, a unique country. Sao Paulo city tour of historic buildings, parks, and cultural entities. Visit Genome Exhibit (from the American Museum of Natural History, NY) and artisan craft fair at MASP.
  • July 14: Experts discuss Brazilian education, society and culture. Visit and tour local private school. Learn about special Brazilian foods. Walk through neighborhoods to local restaurant for dinner.
  • July 15: Examine flora and fauna of Brazil at the Flower Market; learn from the director of the renowned Butantan Institute, producer of anti-venum vaccines and serums; examine responses to the plague at the Museum of Microbiology; visit a public school.
  • July 16: A day in the Atlantic Rain Forest at the Parque Estadual da Cantareira. Hiking trails, museum and research presentations. Vegetation to 30 meters, trees to 40 meters. Great diversity of plants, many still unknown to science.
  • July 17: Visit and tour the Sangari Institute. Quality education and curricular materials investigation. University faculty share research. Walk through and visit book and music stores at a popular mall. Identify large variety of Brazilian rocks and minerals.
  • July 18: Flight to Campo Grande; visit Dom Bosco Museum collections of 10,000 insects, 7,000 butterflies, and local Indian history. Travel to posada in Pantanal; explore, and view along the way caiman, rhea, blue macaw, capybara, deer, and giant anteaters.

PANTANAL WEEK TWO

  • July 19: Walk, hike on foot to observe the fauna in fields, savannas and woods. Natural habitat area for more than 650 different bird species, such as the American rhea, tuiuiu, toucan, egret and many others. Lectures by naturalist, university faculty, and environmental educator what is significant about the Pantanal?
  • July 20: On horseback, observe and photograph in fields, cerrado and forest. Fish from Aquidauana riverbanks. Nocturnal animal watch: caiman, giant anteaters, crab fox, small anteater, capybara. Visit Pousada school; owners talk about fossils and the history of this pousada.
  • July 21: Travel to and tour Bonito.Wildlife Watch. Arrive at Esmeralda Lodge. Explore Esmeralda and learn the history of the area. Compare topography, soils, and socio-economic focus.
  • July 22: Rio da Prata Ecological Refuge. Snorkel the Olho D'Aqua's transparent blue waters to the Prata River. Hike along trails in the primary forest. Visit Buraco das Araras, a large sink hole inhabited by 80 pairs of blue-red macaw.
  • July 23: Group presentations. Local Recycling Cooperative and NGO where families use recycled materials to support education. Higher education in Brazil.
  • July 24: Float down the Sucuri River, observe aquatic vegetation and fish, maybe a rare anaconda. White-water rafting down the Rio Formoso. Monkeys, toucans, macaws in forest.
  • July 25: Leave for Campo Grande. Flight to Sao Paulo. Bid farewell to our Brazilian educators.
  • July 26: Last minute packing. Arrive at Guarulhos Airport by 6pm for international flights home.

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