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0181D - Methods of Field Biology for Educators: Monarch Butterfly Ecology and Research

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Geared towards K-12 educators!

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Course Description:

Engage in authentic scientific inquiry about the monarch butterfly through field investigations, and explore ways these experiences can be translated into instructional practices! The study of monarch ecology will serve as a framework for a deeper understanding of general ecological principles, processes, and inquiry. We will explore population dynamics and the natural history of the species, participate in data collection, practice field method techniques on adult butterflies and larvae, and design plant/organism interaction studies. We will investigate current research, the cultural, social and economic issues that surround the species, and the status of the migration as an endangered biological phenomenon. We will also discuss how deepening the study of the monarch butterfly life history can translate into strengthened opportunities for both your professional growth and student understanding of the practices of scientists through the processes of authentic scientific inquiry!

This course will begin at Sevastopol School in Sturgeon Bay. Participants will travel to various sites in Door County as part of this course (most likely within a 30 mile radius). Participants are responsible for transportation to other field trip sites.

~Offered in partnership with the Sevastopol School District

Sevastopol






Choose from TWO Enrollment Options!

One Graduate Credit ($325)
  • Course Number: ED & HUD 795-6, section 7409 (#0181D)

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

  • Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, July 15 & 17, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). July 16 and 18 will be back-up meeting dates in the event of bad weather.
    (The official course start and end dates for fee and grade reporting purposes are July 15 to August 12, 2014.)

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 4, 6, 9, 10

Noncredit ($225)
  • Program Number: #0181ND

  • Prerequisite: Must have earned a bachelor's degree.

  • Schedule: Tuesday & Thursday, July 15 & 17, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). July 16 and 18 will be back-up meeting dates in the event of bad weather.

  • Teacher Standards # 1, 4, 6, 9, 10

Location of Course: Sturgeon Bay - Sevastopol School District


Course Instructor(s): Julie Hein-Frank - Instructor Bio

Registration Deadline: 07/08/2014

Syllabus Link: Click here for PDF of course syllabus

 

To Register For This Course:

Click the Register Online link or contact Mary Ann in the UW-Green Bay Education Outreach Office at (920) 465-2480 or toll-free at 800-621-2313. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM-4:30 PM. Or, please email your request to us at educationoutreach@uwgb.edu.

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