Teacher Workshop Announced for George Washington Carver National Monument
Diamond, Missouri – George Washington Carver National Monument announces a STEM-based workshop for middle school and high school teachers, on August 1, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our partner, the Missouri Geographic Alliance, will share the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Processes through lessons and activities for K-12 educators to use to teach critical thinking skills through hands-on learning. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) event! Participants will receive hands-on learning experience with ArcGIS software to help students explore data, create story maps, and form conclusions.
Faculty from the Missouri Southern State University School of Teacher Education, a park partner, will provide a geography-based social studies application, easily adapted for classroom use. Missouri Department of Conservation Education Specialist Jeff Cantrell will share information about field trip grants integrating Discover Nature Schools curriculum. All participants will receive George Washington Carver social studies lesson plans and films on a free USB flash drive.
There is no fee for this professional development opportunity, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 417-325-4151, message us on Facebook, or send an email to GWCA_interpretation@nps.gov.
This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place — it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian.