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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0142D - Land and Water: Teaching the Geology of the Northern Door Peninsula

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Geared for elementary and middle school educators!

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Course Description:

Join us and explore the bedrock and post-glacial history of the Northern Door Peninsula and learn why local topography influences the water quality of the region!
During the introductory session, experience classroom and technology-based presentations pertaining to geology and water quality issues on the Door Peninsula north of Sturgeon Bay and produce hands-on models which you can recreate in your classroom. During the field trip day, you will visit a number of geologic sites on the northern Door Peninsula. Following these activities, you will create lesson or field trip plans for use with your own students!

Participation in this course will involve hiking and gentle climbing. We will begin at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay and travel to various sites in Door County during the second day of the course. You are responsible for transportation to these other field trip sites. Please refer to the course syllabus, available on our website, for more information.

~Offered in partnership with Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve

Comments from Participants:

“This course has created an awareness of the impact of geology on our life in Door County. Coggin is an incredible teacher-very knowledgeable and a fantastic resource!”

“Great ideas that I can use with my students!”

“I have a much greater understanding of the land and geology around me than I did prior to this class. I am excited to teach my own children some of the things I have learned!”

“This course was wonderful!”

Choose from TWO Enrollment Options!

One Graduate Credit ($325)

  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-2, section 7401 (#0142D)

  • Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (Must have earned a bachelor’s degree)

  • Schedule: Friday, May 2 (4:00-8:00 p.m.); Saturday, May 3 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); and Friday, May 16, 2014 (4:00-8:00 p.m.)
    (The official course start and end dates for fee and grade reporting purposes are May 2 to May 20, 2014.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 6, 7,10

Noncredit ($125)
  • Program Number: #0142ND

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Schedule: Friday, May 2 (4:00-8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 3, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 10

Location of Course: Sturgeon Bay - Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve

Course Instructor(s): Coggin Heeringa - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 04/22/2014

Syllabus Link: Click here for PDF of course syllabus


To Register For This Course:

Click the Register Online link or contact Crystal in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or, please email your request to us at

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