BTW Summer Institute – Greater D.C. Area

2016 Summer Teacher Institute
featuring Greater D.C. Area National Parks
July 12‐14, 2016

Great Falls

Environmental Literacy Learning in “America’s Best Idea”: U.S. National Parks

Over 5,700 students learn real‐world science in regional national parks. Students
collect authentic data in areas such as water chemistry quality, biological indicator
species, runoff and sediment in the water, invasive plant species, and pollution to
lead them to become environmentally literate citizens.

Hands On Teacher Training . . .
BTW water testingOutdoor activities, easily implemented classroom activities, free teaching resources and curriculum, and field science await our partnering teachers

  • Secondary (grades 6‐12) science and math teachers in the greater D.C.
    metropolitan area (MD/DC/VA).
  • July 12‐14, 2016 at different national parks; 9:30 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.
  • Maryland teachers may earn 1 MSDE credits upon completion
  • $300 stipend earned upon completion of institute, assignments, project, and participation in a BTW field study by December 1, 2016 (stipends issued
    December 2016)


BTW at the National Mall

Your students . . .

  • Perform field science in national parks for free (no charge for program;
    transportation not included)
  • Share their research online with other students
  • Experience natural and cultural treasures in their area
  • Prepare themselves with pre‐activities and follow through with post‐activities


Apply online or contact Heather Zdobysz, BTW Training & Education Coordinator at 301.751.3872 or [email protected].


07/12/2016 - 07/14/2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


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