Summer Internship at the H. J. Andrews

Teaching Ecological Complexity (www.ecoplexity.org)

June 29 to July 10, 2009

NSF-funded program!

Summer Internships for HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS at the H.J. Andrews Long Term Ecological Research Forest

  • Work with ecologists conducting field research at a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) facility
  • Bring back a local research project to your classroom
  • Conduct research on litter decomposition, vegetation diversity, and invertebrate diversity
  • Learn about qualitative modeling of ecosystems
  • Develop your ideas for an authentic research project for your students and conduct ecological studies at your school or in local nature center over the school year.

 

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Ecoplexity participants conducting pollinator studies on the H. J. Andrews Research Forest.

Participants Receive:

  • $1000 stipend for summer course
  • 4 graduate credits from Portland State University
  • mileage and meal reimbursements

Additional Benefits:

  • 2 graduate credits for taking an additional on-line Ecology & Field Biology course
  • $250 stipend during the academic year for completing out-of-class work on student evaluations

     

    Applications must be received by March 1, 2009.

    **Only 10 teachers will be admitted!**

    To apply please include the following:

    • Name,address, phone, fax, e-mail (Home and School)
    • Current Subjects
    • Previous experience in ecology and research (courses taken, previous volunteer or paid experience, work done with students, etc.)
    • You will be expected to use the training you receive back in your classroom. Please include a brief statement about what you intend to do, as far as you know.
    • Letter of reference from principal on school letterhead.

    Please briefly respond to these questions:

    • How do you currently use internet resources in science classes?
    • Please describe your experience teaching using research projects and community-based ecology projects.
    • Field work at the HJ Andrews may require long hours out in the field under rigorous conditions. Do you have any physical limitations that might impair your ability to participate?

    **Application deadline: March 1, 2009**
    Email applications and questions to:

    dresnem@pdx.edu

    Dr. Marion Dresner
    Environmental Sciences and Management Program
    Portland State University
    PO Box 751
    Portland, OR 97207

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Ecological Complexity, 2008 Participants.