How does the Adventure Learning program work?
During one week adventures, teachers will join with scientists, stakeholders and graduate students to explore concepts around water quality, water quantity, socioecological systems and management.
The multi-disciplinary curriculum will present ideas and activities that connect to Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core. There will be opportunities for developing ideas for your own classroom and for participating in follow-up experiences during the school year.
What is the stipend, are continuing education credits available?
Participating (on site) teachers will receive a stipend and may choose one of two options: 1) $650 stipend plus 3 continuing education credits or 2) $800 stipend.
Online participants will receive a stipend and may choose one of two options: 1) $150 stipend plus 1 continuing education credit or 2) $200 stipend.
How do I apply?
The application period for the Summer 2017 Adventure is now closed.
Where will the workshops be held?
Workshops will be held in affiliation with Idaho State University (ISU), the University of Idaho (UI), and Boise State University (BSU). Middle and high school teachers participate either in person or through an online forum. We ask that you apply for the workshop that is closest to you.
|Pocatello||June 5-9, 2017||Flyer|
|Coeur d'Alene||June 19-23, 2017||Flyer|
|Boise||July 10-14, 2017||Flyer|
Pocatello Site Description
Teachers will have the opportunity to work with ISU researchers and other experts to study the implications of climate change and urban/rural development on water quality and water quantity, pollination services, and recreation across geographical, socio-cultural, economical, political, and ecological domains. They will develop teaching resources to provide students with the knowledge needed to respond to local ecosystem services issues and to help students understand the feedback between social and ecological systems and ecosystem services in mid-sized cities in the face of climate change and urban growth.
Coeur d'Alene Site Description
Teachers will have the opportunity to work alongside UI researchers and other government agencies in collaboration to explore water quality topics in the Coeur d'Alene watershed. Teachers will investigate water quality and other topics in an adventurous way including biking, hiking, rafting, snorkeling, and canoeing. The workshop will focus on teachers recognizing their roles in social-ecological systems (SES) and the creation of lesson plans reflecting their understanding of SES. Teachers will also be interacting with each other as on-site and online learners through the Adventure Learning website.
Boise Site Description
Teachers will have the opportunity to work with BSU researchers and other experts to study the implications of climate change and urban/rural development on water quantity in the Treasure Valley. Through field trips and presentations they will hear about the importance of water and value of ecosystem services from the viewpoints of a variety of stakeholders. The workshop will integrate activities aligned with Idaho Core Standards, field trips such as floating the Boise River, and communication with teachers through a blog. Teachers will develop teaching resources to provide students with the knowledge needed to respond to local ecosystem services issues.