What is the purpose of the CMARS Workshop?
To promote environmental literacy among high school and middle school teachers and students by infusing ocean science educational materials into the existing curricula. During the workshop, program activities will be developed that are aligned with State and National Standards, and that meet the Middle and High School Assessment (MSA and HSA) requirements.
Who may participate in the CMARS Workshop?
Biology, Marine and Environmental Science teachers (grades 6 -12) will be recruited nationwide for participation in the workshop.
What are the expectations?
Teachers will be required to register for the workshop and the online follow-up sessions.
Teachers must complete both the 2 week workshop and monthly teleconference follow-up sessions to receive stipend.
||How will teachers benefit from the CMARS Workshop?
They will increase their training and knowledge of the local environment.
They will be able to integrate environmental literacy into their existing curriculum.
They will be provided with a support system through collaboration with CREST-CISCEP researchers and partners.
They will receive a stipend ($1,000) for the 2 week workshop.
They will receive free on-campus housing, meals and travel allowance.
Coastal Aquatic Ecosystems
Louisa County High School
Algae Invades Life Science
Somerset Intermediate School
Investigating Plankton in Aquatic Ecosystems
Nandua Middle School
Algae, Friend or Foe?
Western Heights Middle School
The Interconnectedness of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Paint Branch High School
Impact of Land Use on Water Quality and Aquatic Life in Maryland's Chesapeake and Coastal Bays
Easton High School
What I Did Over My Summer Break
Catonsville Middle School
For additional information and inquiries, please contact Dr. Andrea Johnson, CREST-CISCEP Associate Director and Education Coordinator, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853. Tel: 410-651-8447, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kerrie Bunting, CREST-CISCEP Program Coordinator. Tel: 410-651-8600, email: email@example.com