2021 Summer institute Day 3


Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Off Campus
Community




This is the final day of the Summer Institute series. In the morning, teachers will study local habitats and migratory habits of Michigan and Midwestern butterflies. Local expert Bill Flanagan from John Ball Zoo will take educators on a nature walk and teach techniques for identifying these beautiful insects and bringing them to an outdoor classroom. The afternoon features park and natural playscape design, along with a period of feedback and reflection on the week. Additional partners for the day also include consultants for Kent County Parks.

Summer Institute is best experienced as a full three-day series. However, if attending all three workshops is not feasible, each day works as a stand-alone Professional Development (PD) and Groundswell still encourages teachers to attend.

Join us for this annual summer workshop series! The 2021 Summer Institute will provide a deep dive into place-based education and teaching through the local community. Teachers, community partners, and GVSU student teachers/assistants are all welcome. Don't miss this in person event at Palmer Park in Wyoming. Absorb new teaching techniques, make local connections, and take home our helpfulĀ teaching materials.

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Location Information


Palmer Park

52nd St. SW

Wyoming, MI


Contact Information


For questions about the event, please contact Jessica Vander Ark at vandjess@gvsu.edu


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This event was added to the calendar by Mara Spears (spearsma@gvsu.edu) on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:17 p.m.