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School to Sea

Teacher Summer Institute


Experience "Place" Like Never Before

Immerse yourself in a week of place-based learning around the local habitats in the coastal watershed of Salem Sound. With this exdperiential approach, you will explore the local rivers and wetlands of the Salem Sound Watershed as well as have ocean learning experiences in Salem Sound aboard the boat, Endeavour. You will learn to use the outdoors as a means of delivering your teaching goals and providing opportunities for your students to experience science in their local community, making authentic connections and gaining deeper understandings.

Core Ideas

  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics (sea level rise, invasive species, water quality)
  • Earth's Systems (climate change, topography, water, erosion)
  • Earth and Human Activity (marine debris, stormwater, invasive species, coastal resiliency)
  • Engineering (open source technology, designing solutions to coastal problems)

Best Practices

  • Science and Engineering Practices
  • Constructivism
  • Misconceptions in Science

Who: Grades 5 – 12 Educators, Formal and Informal
When: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: 12 Federal Street, Salem MA
Register: Space is limited so register to be included
(free this year thanks to a NOAA B-WET grant!)

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Professional Development: 30 PDPs earned for participating in Institute.
3 graduate credits or 67.5 PDPs earned for additional work
(Additional fees apply for PDPs and Graduate Credits through Salem State University)