Teacher workshops focus on Long Island Sound for science, math lessons

Connecticut Sea Grant is co-sponsoring two teacher workshops in September about how to use Long Island Sound in the classroom.

On Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sea Grant will join the Norwalk Seaport Association in hosting, “The Sheffield Island and The Estuary Ecosystems of Long Island Sound.” It will include a ferry cruise to Sheffield Island, lessons about the maritime history of Norwalk Harbor and how to make curricular connections with the Next Generations Science Standards. Participants will learn about the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge and how to take students on an interdisciplinary field trip that incorporates the science standards, history and science for all grade levels. Information on the workshop cost and registration can be found here. For more information, download the pdf below.

The second workshop, sponsored by Sea Grant and the Long Island Sound Study, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Henry Abbot Technical High School in Danbury. Titled, “Climate Science…as Scientists Do It,” the workshop will cover how teachers can access Long Island Sound watershed data to model climate and regional ecosystems. This standards-based workshop will empower science and math teachers to create authentic data-based lab experiences for students. Seating is limited to 20. To reserve a space, download the pdf below and send an email with the attached form to: TSPTEM@gmail.com.