mining artifacts at sterling hill mining museum Sterling Hill Mining Museum, NJ

 

GeoSTEM Summer Academy for Teachers

From Ore to Store:
Environmental Geochemistry Applications for Middle School and High School

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A partnership of the
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
New Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association
National Earth Science Teachers Association
New Jersey Technology and Engineering Education Association

 

Description:

         The 2009 NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards for Science and the Next Generation Science Standards strongly support the integration of science topics and practices. Natural resource management is a topic ideally suited for the spirit of this integration, and Sterling Hill Mining Museum is the perfect venue to host a workshop on classroom applications of this topic. The museum is on the grounds of a former zinc mine that operated for over 100 years, closing in 1986. Participants will use this museum as their living laboratory while exploring all aspects of the mining process.
        Join the elite science and engineering team from Sterling Hill this summer for a hands-on FREE workshop that uses problem-solving approaches to investigate the exploration, extraction, and processing of natural resources.  This is the perfect STEM workshop as it will integrate aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math in the context of natural resource management.

Audience:

Space is limited to 24 teachers, and middle school and high school science and technology teachers are welcome to apply for this FREE (a $200 value!) workshop. Preference will be given to teachers applying from the same school district.

Logistics:

Participation in this workshop includes taking part in pre-workshop (August) and post-workshop (October) webinars along with attending the full day workshop at Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ. Attending teachers will receive classroom resources and professional development hours.

Registration:

Registration is now closed. Please check back for future GeoSTEM Academy workshop announcements.

Contact information:

Missy Holzer at mholzer@monmouth.com