The workshop will introduce teachers to different forest disturbance models, drawing upon research from The Morton Arboretum’s forest ecology program. As part of a new unit developed by The Learning Partnership, teachers will receive guidance on implementing this unit, in which students will investigate why oaks may be shifting away from the dominant forest species in our region and how different management strategies may or may not work to mitigate these shifts in the future. All activities and content are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, and the workshop is specifically designed for educators of grades six through eight only. Teachers will engage in hands-on activities throughout the workshop, with opportunities to connect with other Arboretum experts and educators.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum.
Instructor: The Learning Partnership
Continuing Education: 6 CPDH (Continuing Professional Development Hours) are provided. Teachers must provide their EIN number at the time of the workshop to receive the evidence of completion.
Age: Educators for grades six to eight
Course number: T108