For Teachers: Summer Science Inquiry Institute

Posted by Riverbend Environmental Education Center on April 17, 2017

Riverbend Environmental Education Center and the Franklin Institute are proud to present the Summer Science Inquiry Institute, a week-long intensive program that immerses teachers in a program designed to improve their skill and confidence in teaching science at the elementary school level.

Teachers will learn strategies to teach the practices of science and science through inquiry, meet experts in informal science education and learn practical ways to apply project based learning.

This week-long institute is a pre requisite to Riverbend’s year-long nature-based STEM fellowship; Philadelphia Children Access Nature. This successful fellowship will provide teacher with resources, including a classroom Aquaponics system, to support high quality nature-based STEM programming and prepare students to participate in science at the secondary level.

This program is perfect for individual teachers or teams of teachers from your school. The benefit of sending multiple teachers is that they will continue to support each other in the practice of science inquiry during the school year. The Science Inquiry Institute runs from July 31st-August 4th, 2017, at no cost to teachers or the school thanks to generous funding from corporate and private donors. ACT 48 credit is available for this program.

To register for the institute, please use the following link:

Please note, a $100 credit card hold will be required, once your application is accepted, we will contact you to finalize your reservation.

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