Whales’ Tales, Turtle Hurdles, and Migration Phenomena: A Summer Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators


Spend a week this summer with the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners Manomet, Inc., the Lloyd Center for the Environment and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy! Investigate the phenomena of migration of whales, sharks, turtles and birds as you explore the tools used to track migrating species. Work with real time data collected by researchers and citizen scientists, gain an understanding of the importance of both technologically collected data as well as historical data collected by whalers and fisherman and learn how your students can become involved in citizen monitoring programs. Engage in hands-on field and inquiry-based classroom investigations, explore how phenomena can provide a foundation for inquiry-based science instruction, identify culturally appropriate phenomena for classroom-based investigations, and learn how your students can become involved in place-based citizen science activities.


Registration Information

Dates: July 17th – 21st, 2023

Location: Manomet, Inc, Plymouth, MA

Cost: Free with a $450 stipend for eligible MA Educators through DESE's OAPL funding; $450 per educator, discounted prices for teams of teachers from the same school or free for eligible MA educators

Credit: 3 graduate credits available for an additional fee

Registration opens soon! Save your spot at https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/oapl