WSTA


From: jgalla@orca.esd114.wednet.edu (John Gallagher)
Subject: WSTA
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 07:14:35 -0700


WORKSHOP SUMMARIES FOR FRIDAY NOV. 1

FULL-DAY WORKSHOPS

Workshop #1: Royal British Columbia Museum Field Trip
Presenter: Royal British Columbia Museum staff
Time: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Field trip to Victoria departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This is a special tour backstage of Fannin Towers of the massive
collections not open to the public. This tour will see the collections in
botany, invertebrate zoology, mammology and ornithology.  You will learn
how the samples are conserved and made ready for public display.  Guided
and unguided tours of the museum will be offered.  A guided tour of the
public area of the museum will also address teachers who would like to
bring classes to visit the museum, including details on what types of
exhibits are open to students and how to best preplan your visit.  This
workshop has an added cost of $15.

Workshop #2: Landscape Forestry on Private Industrial Forests Field Trip
Presenters: Rayonier staff and the Forestry Training Center staff
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Field trip to Forks departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Study forest resource management and landscape forestry, wildlife
research on managed forests, forest and landscape planning with geographic
information systems technology, high-tech timber harvesting and forestry
worker training at a commercial thinning site on Rayonier's forest.

Workshop #3: Advanced Biotechnology (Grades 10-12)
Presenter: Maureen Munn (University of Washington)
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Participants will sequence portions of the human genome, analyze
their data and explore ethical issues.  The High School Human Genome
Project is a program for high school teachers and their students.  Students
participate in sequencing small unknown portions of the human genome and
their results get entered into the HGP database.  This year, students have
been sequencing a possible gene for deafness.  In a one-week summer
institute, selected teachers receive training to carry out sequencing in
the classroom and have an opportunity to carry out sequencing in the
classroom and have an opportunity to discuss the social and ethical issues
regarding the HGP.

Workshop #4: Seismic Sleuths (Grades 7-12)
Presenter: Molly Schmitz (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Teacher Education
Department is offering free earthquake curriculum workshops for teachers in
Washington. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American
Geophysical Union created the Seismic Sleuths curriculum for grades 7-12.
This curriculum explores the scientific methods that explain the causes of
earthquakes and measure their effects.  Through hands-on activities,
participants look at fault movement, ways to measure the release of energy
and building techniques in earthquake-prone areas.  At the end of the
workshop, ways to prepare homes, classrooms and schools are discussed.
Teachers receive a free curriculum guide and will practice activities from
the guide.

Workshop #5: Whales and Maritime People of the Cape Field Trip
Presenter: Kay MacDonald (Olympic Park Institute)
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to coast departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Tour the Makah Cultural and Resource Center and hike a short
trail through old growth forest to our westernmost point.  Learn cultural
anthropology, ethnobiology.  Look for migrating Gray whales, marine mammals
and birds.

Workshop #6: Pysht Tree Farm Field Trip
Presenter: Joe Murray
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Pysht departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Walking forestry tour of the Merrill and Ring Pysht Tree Farm
will study forestry private lands and watersheds.  We will stop at the Sol
Duc Fish Hatchery in Sappho on the way back to Port Angeles.  We will visit
the beach at Clallam Bay on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.






Workshop #7: Hoh Rain Forest and Allen's Mill Field Trip
Presenters: Park naturalist and Allen's Mill Staff
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Hoh Rain Forest departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Walking guided tour with a park naturalist will study Hoh Rain
Forest ecosystem at Olympic National Park.  Guided tour of the high-tech
saw mill at Allen's Mill.  We will stop at Sol Duc Hatchery at Sappho on
the way back to Port Angeles.

Workshop #8: Geology Field Trip
Presenter: Department of Natural Resources Staff
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to the West End departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Tour involves field site locations on the West End  with
available geologists from the Department of Natural Resources.  We will
look at various sites relating to earthquake occurrences in the past,
erosion, glaciation and coastal geology.

Workshop #9: Forest Land Management and Fisheries Habitat Enhancement Field Trip
Presenter: Department of Natural Resources Staff
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Forks departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Timber, fisheries and wildlife presentation.  Tribal fisheries
protection on state and private lands. Tour commercial thinning site, horse
logging and high-tech harvester prescription.  Study tree growth, forest
floor plant life, blow down, tree stems per acre, tree basal area per acre,
density per acre, tree diameter, tree height, increment bore, board feet
per acre, soils and operability. Visit Snider Creek Fisheries Enhancement
Project and do water quality studies.  Visit the Elwha River.

Workshop #10: Writing Successful Science Education Grant Proposals
Presenter: Dr. Donald C. Orlich (Washington State University)
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: The goal of this workshop is to provide science teachers with a
working knowledge of how to design a successful grant proposal that meets
their own select needs and funding priorities.  As a consequence of this
workshop, each participant will have a reference source to aid in future
proposal efforts; leave with a partially begun proposal or at least a
completed abstract; be empowered to seek outside funds to enhance science
teaching efforts.  All participants will receive a copy of "Designing
Successful Grant Proposals" written by Dr. Orlich.  This workshop has an
added cost of $15.

Workshop #11: Integration Through the Conceptual Themes of Science (Grades K-6)
Presenter: Pat Orrell (Orrell Sciences)
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Explore the unifying conceptual themes of science as curriculum
organizers.  Discover practical strategies for focusing learning and
assessment at a conceptual level.  Learn how a conceptual approach can
support and strengthen your existing science program and help you to
address the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements for
Science.

Workshop #12: Olympic National Park: Tour of a Natural Classroom
Presenter: Olympic National Park Resource Education Staff
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to lowland forests and subalpine meadows departs from
Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Explore an old-growth lowland forest along the Heart O' the Hills
trail and subalpine meadows at Hurricane Ridge.  Participants will receive
an active, hands-on introduction to the park's "Living Forest" curriculum,
including an overview of the park's three Travelling Trunks: Green Machines
(Plants), Creature Features (Animals) and The Living Forest (Forest
Ecosystems).  These activities can be used during a visit to the park or
back in the classroom.  Designed for K-6 and adaptable for 7-8 grades, the
materials are interdisciplinary.  The Living Forest curriculum will be
provided free of charge at the workshop.  Participants should come dressed
for a variety of weather!  In the event of closure of the Hurricane Ridge
road due to snow, more time will be spent in the lowland forest ecosystem.



HALF-DAY AM WORKSHOPS

Workshop #13: Teaching Marine Science Without the Ocean (Grades 7-8)
Presenter: Chris Harvey (Oregon Coast Aquarium)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Participate in activities you can teach in your classroom to
present marine concepts and taxonomy.  You'll learn some ways to acquire
teaching aids and leave with a reference list and curriculum to create a
splashing experience in your classroom.

Workshop #14: Rayonier Specialty Pulps Field Trip
Presenter: Rayonier Staff
Time: 9:30 am - 12:15 pm; repeated 2:30-5:15 pm
Location: Field trip to Rayonier mill departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: A tour of the Rayonier Specialty Pulps mill will introduce paper
and pulp production, chemistry, water quality and environmental issues and
wood products.

Workshop #15: Daishowa America Paper Mill and Recycling Center Field Trip
Presenter: Daishowa Staff
Time: 9:30 am - 12:15 pm; repeated 12:45-3:15 pm
Location: Field trip to Daishowa mill departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Small-group tours of the mill will introduce paper production,
mechanics, water quality and environmental issues and recycling.

Workshop #16: ARCO Petroleum
Presenter: Kim Estes (ARCO)
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Issues surrounding modern use of petroleum will be discussed,
including research technology, transportation and safety, spill prevention
and cleanup and the wise use of our natural resources.  Ideas for
presenting these issues in the classroom will be studied.  Possible tour of
oil tanker.

Workshop #17: Plankton and Marine Food Webs: Energy Flow Through Living Systems
Presenters: Pat Willets, Will Wirt, Lillie Wirt (Feiro Marine Lab)
Time: 8:00-11:00 am
Location: Feiro Marine Lab, City Pier, Port Angeles
Abstract: Collect and study living marine plankton.  Take a preserved
sample with you for use in your own classroom.  Construct a model
phytoplankter, test your model and participate in the Grand Float-Off --
all to learn practical points of buoyancy and planktonic functional design.
Filter feeders: hands-on study of living invertebrates from our tanks;
review some good resources for studying the LARGE filter feeders (whales).
Do some bottom sampling off the pier -- then relate those organisms to both
plankton and marine birds.  Short field trip on the pier to identify some
near shore diving birds and discuss ecological niches.  (We will keep in
mind that not all of you teach in locales near the shore.)  Bring
binoculars.  Dress to study outdoors in rain and wind.

Workshop #18: Introduction to Biotechnology (Grades 6-12)
Presenters: Janis Wignall, Linda O'Connor, Kim Klinke, Caroline Kiehle (Immunex)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Teachers will participate in various sets of activities: Hands-on
DNA spooling, a demonstration of a new treatment developed using
biotechnology for Cystic Fibrosis and a paper DNA fingerprinting activity.
Teachers will receive a book "Biotechnology in Perspective" and DNA for the
classroom funded by a grant from the Rathman Family Foundation.  Washington
Biotechnology Foundation is an industry organization dedicated to
increasing community awareness and understanding of biotechnology.
Integrated Science Partners is an innovative interdisciplinary science
outreach program from the Department of Molecular Biotechnology, University
of Washington for middle school teachers and their students.  It comprises
of a summer institute for selected teachers to participate in research,
develop new lab curricula and the opportunity to check out kits throughout
the year.

Workshop #19: Computer Interfacing in the Science Classroom
Presenter: Kevin Mather (PASCO)
Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm; repeated 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This hands-on workshop from PASCO Scientific will focus on using
the computer to collect and analyze data in the science lab.  Activities
will include acid/base chemistry, human EKG, enzyme reactions, Newton's
second law, simple harmonic motion and exothermic and endothermic
reactions.  PASCO Scientific's Science Workshop software will be used on
both the Macintosh and Windows Platform.

Workshop #20: Great Explorations in Math and Science: Mystery Festival
(Grades 2-8)
Presenter: Anne Kennedy (GEMS)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This exciting GEMS Festival Teacher's Guide features two
imaginative and compelling mysteries, one for younger and one for older
students.  Students observe the "crime scene", then conduct crime lab tests
on the evidence at classroom learning stations, analyze the results and try
to solve the mystery.  Crime lab tests include thread tests, powder tests,
DNA, chromatography, fingerprinting and many more.  This topic is easy to
integrate across disciplines and is highly interesting and motivating for
students of all abilities.  This session will demonstrate how to set up a
Mystery Festival at your school.  Guides may be purchased at the end of the
class.
Workshop #21: Weyerhaeuser Company Sequim Seed Orchard Field Trip
Presenter: Jim Reno (Weyerhaeuser)
Time: 8:00-11:00 am; repeated 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Sequim leaves from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Weyerhaeuser is the world's largest private owner of merchantable
softwood timber.  All of the seedlings to regenerate forests come from
genetically superior parents in the seed Orchard system.  The Sequim seed
orchard is one of three first generation orchards in the northwest.  This
tour will include seeing parents of Douglas-fir, western hemlock and noble
fir seedlings, as well as the pollen processing lab and control-breeding
program.  In addition, you will visit the new high density one-acre orchard
that is being used to produce rooted cuttings of the best results from the
cross-breeding program.  Weyerhaeuser has worked closely with the National
Cancer Institute to establish an arboretum grove of the Pacific Yew.  You
will see the Yew nursery that is being used to produce the drug Taxol that
has proven to be effective in the treatment of ovarian, breast and lung
cancer.  Learn about the latest technology used in orchard cultural and
management techniques.

Workshop #22: In Concert With the Environment (Grades 7-12)
Presenters: Matthew A. Clifton, Wendy Micklus (Puget Power)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: In Concert With the Environment is an environmental education and
conservation classroom program that uses computers to analyze each
student's use of energy, water, transportation and waste management and its
effect on our environment.  Free activities.

Workshop #23: Teaching Modern Astronomy -- A Four-Point Paradigm to Explore
Space
Presenter: Rick Kang (Pine Mountain Observatory)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Hands-on introduction to CCD (electronic) camera and Internet.
We address current technologies and current information to provide students
with opportunities to perform actual science and relate findings to
everyday life as they explore deep space.  Rather than the conventional
approach of teaching astronomy with constellations and the solar system, we
encourage students to look at the whole picture, to discover how immense
the universe is, what objects are out there, the challenge and technologies
of discovering and exploring these objects, and what these objects can tell
us about our local environment.  We will discuss, demonstrate, provide
handout sheets about and get some hands-on experience with: use of
Internet; resources on Internet; vocabulary; scale models; telescopes; CCD
camera; digitized images; computerized image enhancement.

Workshop #24: Building and Using a Celestial Sphere (Grades 4-9)
Presenters: Paul Munson, Jim Stewart (Operation Physics)
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: The celestial sphere -- A disproved ancient physical model?  Or,
the best learning tool available?  Project STAR model explains seasons,
solar phenomena, ecliptic, axis tilt, horizon, etc. Construct and take
home. We will introduce the concepts of astronomy that the sphere can help
the learner to understand, construct a celestial sphere, demonstrate its
applications and stimulate participant questions.

Workshop #25: Old Growth Forests and Ethnobotany
Presenter: Olympic Park Institute Staff
Time: 8:00-11:30 am; repeated 1:00-4:30 pm
Location: Olympic Park Institute van departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Learn how to determine if a forest is old growth by conducting a
plot study.  Then, with a microscope, examine coastal rain forest botanical
specimens and discover their amazing usefulness.  Hike among mosses, ferns
and fungus.

Workshop #26: Science and Technology for Children  Hands-On Science
--Experiments With Plants (Grades 3-6)
Presenter: Joyce Bonney (Edmonds School District)
Time: 8:30-11:30 am
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: See how third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders can experience the
complete life cycle of a plant in a very short time and explore why bees
and flowers are interdependent.

Workshop #27: Blue Mountain Field Trip
Presenter: Blue Mountain Staff
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; repeated 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Blue Mountain departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Tours involve a two-hour walk-a-round that will feature four
stations headed by Department of Natural Resources foresters, loggers, mill
workers and environmentalists. We will study timber, fisheries, wildlife,
environmental protection and state lands.


Workshop #28: Wood Products Production Field Trip
Presenter: Washington Contract Loggers Association Staff
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; repeated 12:45-4:30 pm
Location: Field trip to Port of Port Angeles departs from Port Angeles High
School
Abstract: Production facilities include a variety of logging methods, high
production sawmill with laser controlled saws, pier construction, log
rafting, sorting and a new yacht manufacturing facility.

Workshop #29: Port Townsend Marine Science Center Field Trip
Presenter: Port Townsend Marine Science Center staff
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Port Townsend departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: The Port Townsend Marine Science Center has developed programs
for students at the middle and high school level.  Your program will
include an introduction to this curriculum and a visit to the tank area of
the center.  A visit to the Blue Heron Middle School's wetland area will
also be included.

Workshop #30: Protection Island Bird Tour by Boat Field Trip
Presenter: Port Townsend Marine Science Center staff
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Field trip to John Wayne Marina departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This is a special tour of the Protection Island bird sanctuary
led by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.  The staff aboard the boat
will cover both the birds and the geology of the region.  Field trip has
added cost of $15. Participants may remain at John Wayne Marina to join
Sequim Bay, Dungeness Spit and Adjacent Habitats: Bird watching and Marine
Biology Field Trip.

Workshop #31: MRI Center and Olympic Memorial Hospital Field Trip
Presenter: Eric Schreiber (MRI Center)
Time: 8:00-11:00 am
Location: Field trip to MRI Center departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Get a behind the scenes look at modern medical technology and
receive handouts for use in classroom.  This imaging workshop will study
MRI CAT Scans, ultrasound and non-invasive body imaging.  Technicians will
show how these machines are used.