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Summer Institute Aug. 2-4

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Date and Time

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Location

Locations vary, please see below. 

Tue, Aug 2nd: Ideal Park, 5843 Crippen Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Wed, Aug 3rd: Ottawa Sands County Park, 18153 N Shore Dr, Spring Lake, MI 49456

Thu, Aug 4th: L. William Seidman Center, 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Description

Join us for our annual school year kickoff series of professional development for educators!  The Groundswell Summer Institute is designed to empower educators of all subjects, grades, and experience levels and highlight resources and opportunities to make the most out of your school year.
Meet the teachers, experts and community partners in our area who can help add meaning and purpose into your classroom routines.
Join the full 3-day experience (or as many days as you can).  Teachers new to Groundswell are strongly encouraged to attend.

Day 1
Tue, Aug 2nd, 9am-3pm
Ideal Park, 5843 Crippen Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Discover Place-Based Education with Trout Unlimited's watershed STEM program, that will help you and your students build a personal connection to your home waters through the eyes of a writer, artist, angler and scientist.

Day 2
Wed, Aug 3rd, 9am-3pm
Ottawa Sands County Park, 18153 N Shore Dr, Spring Lake, MI 49456
Learn how to lead your students in citizen science by doing a population study of fish in the 80-acre lake of Ottawa Sands. Learn how math and science helps us analyze the predator-prey relationships of a healthy ecosystem.

Day 3
Thu, Aug 4th 9am-3pm
L. William Seidman Center, 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Test out Project Aquatic WILD's easy-to-use resources and cross-curricular activities that will help you guide students in learning the importance of the aquatic wildlife & ecology of the Great Lakes State.

This event also appears on the main events calendar tagged as academic, education, environment, k12, local, outdoor, pk12, prek12, and professionaldevelopment.

Contact

For questions about the event, please contact Jessica Vander Ark at [email protected]

Recurring

This event also occurs on 8/2/22 and 8/4/22

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