Educator Professional Development
Educator professional development opportunities at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR) aim to increase student achievement and content retention in science by improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers’ delivery of science curriculum in both formal and informal educational environments. Specifically, they are designed to enhance teacher and student understanding of fundamental ecological principles and the impacts of various human-induced disturbances on ecosystem health and function. Some programs are offered wholly by Cedar Creek ESR and the University of Minnesota, while others are run by outside organizations using CCESR as a venue for science education workshops. Follow the links below for more information about these programs or to register!
Gathering Partners: Minnesota Master Naturalist Conference (offsite; includes field trip to CCESR on Friday, May 19th)
Project Learning Tree: Climate Change Workshop & Field Tour for Grade 7-12 teachers (at CCESR; Wednesday, June 21st)
Project Learning Tree: Environmental Education Workshop for Grade K-8 teachers (at CCESR; Wednesday, June 28th)
Will Steger Summer Institute for Climate Change Education (offsite; includes optional trip to CCESR on Thursday, June 29th)