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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0220D - Beyond ROY G BIV: Introducing the Spectrum through Multiple Disciplines

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Geared towards third through eighth grade teachers!

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Course Description:

Explore the electromagnetic spectrum and learn an array of hands-on activities designed to introduce students to the full spectrum! At the first class session, we will focus on the spectrum as it relates to the everyday lives of students and to society as a whole. Special emphasis will be given to astronomical spectroscopy -- how optical, radio, and x-rays are used to learn about our universe. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate the activities during a public outreach program offered as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival 2 which coincides with this first class session.

During the second session, multi-media instruction will focus on visible light and how different wave lengths influence plant growth, animal behavior, and mood. You will also have the opportunity to explore the interactive activities offered on the Internet and create lessons specific to your disciplines and grade level for use in your classroom. Thanks to grant funding, each participant will receive a binder of activities and several kits containing classroom-ready teaching materials!

Stipend Information: Thanks to funding from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, a stipend of $150 for the graduate credit enrollment option is available to third through eighth grade teachers currently employed in Wisconsin schools; a stipend of $75 is available to noncredit participants. Please email Coggin Heeringa, Director/Naturalist at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve at to determine your eligibility.

~Offered in partnership with Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve

Choose from TWO Enrollment Options!

One Graduate Credit ($325)

  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-9, section 7402 (#0220D)

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

  • Schedule: Saturdays, October 18 and November 1, 2014 (9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
    (The official course start and end dates for fee and grade reporting purposes are October 18 to November 11, 2014.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 4, 7, 8, 10

Noncredit ($110)
  • Program Number: #0220ND

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Schedule: Saturday, October 18 (9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, November 1, 2014 (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 4, 10

Payment is due two weeks prior to the class start date.

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

Course Instructor(s): Coggin Heeringa - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 10/03/2014

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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