From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Gallagher)
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.