BTW Summer Institute – Western Region 2016

2016 Summer Teacher Institute
featuring Western Region National Parks
August 2-4, 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

  • High School teachers from Western Maryland counties and West Virginia
  • August 2-4, 2016 at different national parks; 9:30 am ‐ 4:00 pm
  • Maryland teachers may earn 1 MSDE credits upon completion
  • stipend earned upon completion of institute, assignments, project, and
    participation in a BTW field study by December 1, 2015 (stipends issued
    December 2015)
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

Deadline: July 27,  2016 or until registration is full

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


08/02/2016 - 08/04/2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


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