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Sierra Nevada Field Journaling Workshop for Teachers
August 3, 2012 - August 5, 2012$100
Join us as we explore the Sierra Nevada landscape in the Yosemite region while learning to incorporate field journaling and corresponding Language Arts exercises in your intermediate science classroom! This summer's in-depth institute will investigate the Sierra Nevada with a strong content focus on improving observation skills, asking scientific questions, and exploring the natural world through field journaling. Teachers will learn the difference between drawing a pretty picture and using sketching as a scientific tool to help record observations. The journaling activities, which include a matrix for grading, will serve as an excellent route to conducting scientific investigations of these incredible ecosystems. This intensive course will integrate California science, social science, and Language Arts content standards for 4th through 8th grade. Teachers will conduct local field investigations, receive a teacher manual, and The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada. Housing and meals are provided. Academic units are also available. Register