From:     R. Timothy Smith  <Robert.Smith@lansingschools.net>

To:       LSD Second-Grade Teachers, Fourth-Grade Teachers, and Middle School Science Teachers

Subject:  Fwd: MSTA: WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES?

Date:     Monday, 20 November, 2006,  8:35 PM

 

 

LSD Second-Grade Teachers, Fourth-Grade Teachers, and Middle School Science Teachers -

 

      As the salutation says, this e-mail is intended for LSD second-grade teachers, fourth-grade teachers, and middle school science teachers.  Since there is no completely up-to-date list available for contacting such a group, we've done the best we can at targeting this e-mail to the intended audience, and apologize if I've unintentionally included someone else.  Similarly, if you belong to MSTA and already receive Sue Campbell's frequent informational e-mails, then the following will be redundant.  Nonetheless, given the cost of the course described below -- namely, free -- and its potential relevance to our science (and social studies) programs -- especially for our "2b: Water," "4a: Earth Changes," "4d: Ecosystems," "6d: Changing Earth," "7a: Web of Life," and "8a: Water and Great Lakes" science units -- we decided this was worth broadcasting widely.  Please share it with your colleagues who may be less inclined to check their e-mail regularly.  Thanks!

 

      Also, in case you're interested, I'm aware that at least a couple of LSD teachers have already registered for the course.  If you decide to do so as well, and would be willing to let me know, I can compile and share a list among those of us taking the course.  Finally, I admit that I have no prior knowledge of COSEE, but the initial description sounds interesting, and so I'm passing this along as a FYI.

 

 - Tim

 

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 R. Timothy Smith                    Education Center - Room 226

 Elementary Science Teacher Specialist   Lansing School District

 Robert.Smith@lansingschools.net         500 West Lenawee Street

 (517) 755 - 2903                              Lansing, MI 48933

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GW-C

 

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>>> "Sue Campbell " <sue@ucia2.com> 11/9/2006 2:58:06 PM >>>

 

This information is provided to you as a courtesy because you are a current member of MSTA.  Views and opinions expressed within this email may or may not be supported by MSTA, its Board or membership.

 

For more information about the following email, contact:

    Steve Stewart

    586-469-7431  office phone

 

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES?

 

DID YOU EVER WONDER...

  + How deep the water would be if the Great Lakes were spread over the 48 contiguous U.S. states?

  + How exotic species get into the Great Lakes, and why their presence is important?

  + How global climate change will affect the Great Lakes region?

  + What the Great Lakes food web looks like?

 

Find out December 3-9, 2006, as COSEE Great Lakes ( http://coseegreatlakes.net ) offers an on-line workshop which will help you bring the wonder of the Great Lakes into your classroom.

 

Participation is free, and graduate credit is available from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

 

Registration opens on Friday, November 10, at  http://www.coexploration.org/coseegreatlakes/ 

Please share this announcement in your school, and register soon.  The first 300 workshop registrants will receive a set of 6 Great Lakes maps/fact sheets - one for each lake, plus one for the Great Lakes basin.

 

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Steve Stewart, District Extension Sea Grant Educator

Senior Investigator, COSEE Great Lakes

Michigan Sea Grant Extension

21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12

Clinton Township, MI 48036

586-469-7431  office phone

586-491-6000  mobile phone

586-469-6948  fax