From: (John Gallagher)
Subject: WSTA
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 07:16:02 -0700


Workshop #32: The Kinesthetic Connection for Space Science Educators
Presenters: Richard Shope, Jackie Giuliano (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Time: 12:00 - 5:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Pluto Express Educational
Outreach Team will address specific curriculum and instruction issues
raised by participants with a format to encourage lively participation and
to engage active discussion.  Participants will be encouraged to examine
kinesthetic techniques, ideas stimulated by the workshop experience and
create direct applications within their own program for teachers.
Participation activities will be based on space science and related to the
national standards.  Our challenge is to help students gain an intuitive
feel for scientific laws and theories!  The new national standards can be a
powerful navigation tool as we wend our way into the 21st century!  We must
address the creative energy of students by engaging both body and mind.  By
embedding science concepts in carefully crafted movement integrations --
not just hands-on but minds-on, body experiences -- we can help students
obtain an intuitive grasp of difficult and abstract ideas.  Each
participant will receive a packet of resource materials.

Workshop #33: Make a Splash in Your Class (Grades K-6)
Presenter:  Chris Harvey (Oregon Coast Aquarium)
Time:1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Participate in activities geared for elementary teachers to teach
marine science in the classroom.  Leave with some new ideas, curriculum,
and a reference list to help make your science a hands-on learning
experience even if the ocean is miles away.

Workshop #34: 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 #35: 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 #36: Intermediate Biotechnology (Grades 6-12)
Presenters: Nancy Hutchison, Mark Hertle, Skip Paznokas (Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center)
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Teachers will receive an introduction to classroom activities
designed to expose students to the techniques of biotechnology.  Learn
micropipetting and agarose gel electrophoresis of dyes and DNA.  The Fred
Hutchison Cancer Research Center Science Education Partnership is a program
that partners middle school and high school teachers with scientists for a
2-week hands-on research laboratory experience and development of
curricula.  Once selected teachers have participated in SEP, they are able
to borrow kits with equipment/materials for classroom use.  Washington
State University has an equipment loan program for high school biology

Workshop #37: Sequim Bay, Dungeness Spit and Adjacent Habitats: Bird
watching and Marine Biology Field Trip
Presenter: Bob Boekelheide (Sequim School District)
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Sequim departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: We will visit the world-renowned Dungeness Bay and the Dungeness
Spit, paying particular attention to the bird life of the area and the
ecological factors that affect the birds' distribution. Be prepared to walk
a couple miles on one of the most beautiful sandspits in western
Washington, if not the world.  Bring binoculars and spotting scopes, plus
be prepared for variable weather conditions. Field trip may be joined at
John Wayne Marina by participants of Protection Island Bird Tour by Boat
Field Trip.

Workshop #38: 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 #39: Casting Light on Telescopes
Presenters: Julie Lutz, Jack Horne (Washington State University)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Learn about the properties of lenses and mirrors with the help of
inexpensive equipment.  Each participant will assemble a small, hand-held
telescope.We will be working with sets of lenses and simple optical benches
that are assembled by the participants using yardsticks and clamps.
Activities include:  observing and recording the effects of various lenses
held by hand at different distances from the observer; assembling the
optical bench; observing and recording the focal properties of one lens
mounted on the optical bench; observing and recording the behaviors of two
lenses mounted on the optical bench; discussion of optics and images;
assembling a small telescope; using a small telescope.

Workshop #40: Vertebrate Animals in the Classroom -- Whether and How to Use
Presenter: Marty Marcus (Reptile Roundup)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: An opportunity for teachers who already have classroom animals to
exchange ideas on ways to use live vertebrate animals and to try out some
possibly new hands-on ideas.

Workshop #41: 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 #42: Doing Lab Safely (Grades 9-12)
Presenters: Douglas K. Mandt, Dr. Sheri Tonn (Pacific Lutheran University)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: A workshop illustrating safer laboratory exercises for secondary
biology and chemistry.  Emphasis will be use of instrumentation and
small-scale to minimize hazards and disposal problems, yet maintain
hands-on style of lab.

Workshop #43: Brain Power: Making Connections, Making Choices (Grades 7-9)
Presenters: Jennifer Morton, Lesley Schulte (Pacific Science Center)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Explore the structure and function of the brain through hands-on
activities designed for middle school and junior high school classrooms.
Make "Potato Brains", "Alter Reality" and "Model Neurons" to demonstrate
the brain's individuality.  Brain Power is a middle school outreach program
supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.  It includes a
workshop for teachers and students on the wonders of the brain.  In
addition, Brain Power staff visit schools with an assembly and an
interactive exhibit area set-up in the school gym.

Workshop #44: 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 #45: Science and Technology for Children -- Microworlds (Grades 4
and 5)
Presenter: Julie Blystad (Carolina Biological)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This presentation will be an overview of Carolina Biological's
Science and Technology for Children Microworlds aimed particularly for the
4th and 5th grader.  With Microworlds, you take students on a journey where
many have never been before -- to the land of the microscope.  Along the
way, students become familiar with the use of various magnifiers, droppers,
slides and cover slips.

Workshop #46: Quileute Natural Resources Field Trip
Presenters: Ron Figlar Barnes, Beth Naughton, Jeff Haymes, Ed Tierney
Time: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to La Push departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Walking tours of the Quileute Natural Resources tribal facility
will study water quality labs, timber, fish and wildlife, harvest
management and field data collection.  An ocean beach walk will be taken
along the Pacific Ocean.  Erosion of Rialto Beach across the Quillayute
River from La Push will be examined.  We will stop at Sol Duc Hatchery at
Sappho on the way back to Port Angeles.

Workshop #47: 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 #48: 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
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 #49: Blue Heron Middle School Field Trip
Presenter: Blue Heron Middle School Science Department staff
Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Field trip to Port Townsend departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This 2-year old school has a new wet land area that takes the
runoff from the roofs and parking lots.  The school has a state of the art
layout of rooms and use of computers.  They are also a Channel 5 Weather
School Site.

Workshop #50: Population Education: Teaching for a Sustainable Future
Presenter: Myrle Bossart (Zero Population Growth)
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Discover innovative, hands-on teaching strategies for introducing
students to concepts of population growth, carrying capacity, resource
consumption and quality of life.  Perfect for an interdisciplinary unit.
Free materials!

Workshop #51: Clean Air Express
Presenter: Susan Alotrico (Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Clean Air Express has arrived!  The region's first air quality
program is available for you!  Learn how to use this brand new air quality
program to meet Washington State's new essential learnings.  Take home a
FREE copy and feel comfortable using it right away in the classroom.
Relevant for K-12 teachers.

Workshop #52: Field Techniques for Water Quality Education
Presenter: Heather Kibbey (Pacific Northwest Pollution Control Association)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This seminar will give teachers an opportunity to perform tests
commonly used to examine water quality in the field or classroom.  We will
also discuss the use of local resources and partnerships in developing a
water quality curriculum.  All attendees will receive a copy of the Water
Source Book from the Water Environment Federation, courtesy of the Pacific
Northwest Pollution Control Association, and posters will also be

Workshop #53: Dry Creek Elementary School Field Trip
Presenter: Dry Creek Elementary School Staff
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Field trip to Dry Creek School departs from Port Angeles High School
Abstract: Visit this brand new elementary school during its first year of
operation.  New technolgy will be highlighted.

Workshop #54:  Planning and Implementing Multi-Site Projects Over the Internet
Presenter: Jeff Van West (Pacific Science Center)
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: We will brainstorm ideas for projects ranging from science games
to coordinated statewide research.  We will plan preliminary logistics and
leave with responsibilities assigned to workshop attendees to implement the
projects over the next year.

Workshop #55: Washington State's Essential Academic Learning Requirements:
Dissecting the Science EALR's
Presenter: Brian Bennett (ESD 114)
Time: 12:00-5:30 pm
Location: Port Angeles High School
Abstract: This workshop will give you a chance to take an in-depth look at
the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements in Science
and how you can bring them to life in your classroom.  You will review the
science goals and benchmarks and their implications for your science
teaching.  This workshop will provide training in alternative assessment
strategies in science so you can create the critical instructional linkage
between your learning targets (the benchmarks) and how you assess student

NOVEMBER 1-2, 1996


Towards the Next Millennium:  Setting the Real Bottom Line

"We live in an illusory world in which we believe humans lie outside the
natural world, that science and technology provide the knowledge to
understand and control nature, that the economy is our highest priority,
that in a democracy, we elect people to represent and lead us, that the
information revolution provides greater access to ideas needed to shape our
lives.  None of these is tenable in an ecological perspective.  We must set
the real bottom line of basic needs that are non-negotiable and must be
guaranteed for all.  We are animals and require clean air, water and soil,
biodiversity and energy.  Without these we either die or suffer a decline
in quality of life.  We are social animals with needs for love, family,
community, employment, justice and security.  Without these factors, humans
cannot realize their full potential.  We are spiritual animals with needs
that must be fulfilled to be whole people.  These are the foundation on
which we must build a sustainable future."

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