Teachers and Educators

Attending the Kachemak Bay Science Conference can earn you a college credit (ED A581)

A one-credit professional development course is OPTIONALLY available to teachers and informal educators. Conference participants may register for this option directly at the Kachemak Bay Campus prior to conference or on the first day of the Science Conference at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

Registration: University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus. The cost is $105.

Attendance at the Science Conference sessions will offer the opportunity for educators to gain more knowledge about current research in Kachemak Bay, and how it effects management practices.

To gain credit for attendance, participants are required to attend all of the conference sessions on Friday (9:00 - 2:30) and Saturday (9:00 - 3:00).  Participants are also required to attend the Keynote Presentation, Thursday 6:00pm, and the teacher workshop, Friday 3:00-5:00pm.

Participants will be required to submitt a brief written review of some of the presentations as well as completing a final project that outlines how they might apply the new knowledge gained from attending the workshop and conference.

Travel Scholarships of up to $150 are available on a first come-first served basis.  To apply - download a request form here and submit it to Beth Trowbridge: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Beth Trowbridge for more information. 
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Phone: 907-235-6756


Workshop on Monitoring the Ocean with Remote Operated Vehicles 

Friday, March 6th  3:00-5:00pm

A special workshop is offered in connection to the conference.  This workshop, Monitoring the Ocean with Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), targets teachers wishing to engage their students in sceince, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  In this workshop teachers will:  

  • Increase their content knowledge of marine/aquatic environments
  • Learn strategies for incorporating engineering into investigations
  • Learn to build an ROV within the classroom, and test completed ROVs in a local harbor or pool
  • Learn how to encorporate the physics, engineering, electronics, and hands-on activities of ROVs into science curriculum 
  • Connect with researchers and natural resource managers using ROV technology professionally or monitoring, maping, and management decisions
  • Connect with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies staff available for in-class visits and ROV support
  • Gain experience and familiarity with  CoastWatch, an ocean stewardship curriculum from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
  • Earn one credit from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College, Kachemak Bay Campus

 

Contact Beth Trowbridge for more information.
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Phone: 907-235-6756