We’re excited to announce two new 3-credit Professional Development opportunities for teachers for Fall 2018! We’re partnering with the Hawaii Environmental Education Alliance to bring the Pilina program to East Hawaii. This year’s theme is ‘aina momona, and will center around healthy coasts and marine environments and how they nourish us.
BIISC is also supporting the introduction of a brand new curriculum, Engaging Students in Citizen Science for the Prevention of Rat Lungworm Disease. Developed by Kay Howe and the folks at the UH-Hilo Jarvi lab, this training will provide teachers with the information they need to understand rat lungworm: the parasite, the hosts, how it moves through the ecosystem, and how to protect ourselves and families from the deadly disease.
For dates, sign-up links, and more info about these PD courses, click here.
NEW opportunity! Oct 2018 Announcement from the OPIHI Project!
“We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for Our Project in Hawaii’s Intertidal (OPIHI), a professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawaii! See the attached flyer and link to the application below for more info. Please distribute widely among your networks. What is OPIHI? OPIHI is a citizen science program where teachers learn about sampling in coastal marine ecosystems and take their students on a field trip to survey a local intertidal site. The PD consists of online and in-person workshops and provides hands-on, inquiry-based lessons in sampling techniques, intertidal species identification, and marine ecology. This PD opportunity is funded by a NOAA B-WET (Bay Watershed Education and Training) grant and aims to provide a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience to teachers and students in Hawaii. Workshops are held on multiple islands and travel support is available for neighbor-island teachers.”