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UW-Green Bay Education Outreach

0172D - Land and Water: Teaching the Geology of the Southern Door Peninsula

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Geared for elementary and middle school educators!

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Course Description:

Join us and explore geologic sites on the Southern Door Peninsula! Participate in field trips to study first-hand, the Karst topography and the post-glacial geologic history of the Door Peninsula from Sturgeon Bay and south. Learn why local bedrock conditions influence the water quality of the region and become familiar with local watershed and lake basin environmental issues. You will create age-appropriate lessons aligned to your curriculum for use in your classroom!

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.

Stipend Information: A limited number of stipends for up to $125 are available to currently employed K-8 teachers in Wisconsin. Please note that you are not eligible for a stipend if you have previously taken this course and wish to enroll again. 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

Comments from Participants:

“I greatly enjoyed this class -- especially the field trips to places I’d always wanted to visit in Door County!”

“The hands-on approach and simple comparisons made the topic very interesting and understandable.”

Choose from TWO Enrollment Options!

One Graduate Credit ($325)

  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-6, section 7403 (#0172D)

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

  • Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 & 18 (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.); and Thursday, June 19, 2014 (1:00-4:00 p.m.).
    (The official course start and end dates for fee and grade reporting purposes are June 17 to July 8, 2014.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 6, 7,10

Noncredit ($125)
  • Program Number: #0172ND

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 & 18, 2014 (10:00 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: 06/10/2014

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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