Through civic engagement, Virginia schools will integrate perspectives from natural sciences, social studies, and writing to understand and protect one of Virginia’s most vital natural resources–the Chesapeake Bay. This institute is presented by the Virginia Geographic Alliance Program in partnership with the National Geographic Society and a grant from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Target audience is teachers of science, social studies or literacy in grades 4-8, but all grade levels are welcome to apply! Teachers must be from schools in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed. Interdisciplinary teams from a school that includes at least two teachers from different disciplines (sciences, social studies, and literacy) are given first priority. Content Coordinators / Instructional Coaches are also encouraged to join teachers as part of the team.
The Virginia Geographic Alliance covers costs for lodging, materials, meals and travel reimbursed at 55 cents a mile. Expenses related to paying a substitute teacher reimbursed at $75 a day. A $100 stipend will be paid for those completing the institute.
10/26/2012 - 10/28/2012
Historic Stratford Hall