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Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 07:16:02 -0700
HALF-DAY PM WORKSHOPS 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 teachers. 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 Them 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 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 #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 available. 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 achievement. WASHINGTON SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION FALL CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 1-2, 1996 SPECIAL GUEST: DR. DAVID SUZUKI 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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