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Workshops, Visits, and Community Events - Support for K-12 Science Teaching

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  Workshop/Event Date/Time Assignment Seats Avail.
  WORKSHOP - Shaking Out at The Beach: An Introduction to Living in Earthquake Country - AFSE (Association of Future Science Educators) [450C-OK]
Dr. Robert DeGroot, from the Southern California Earthquake Center, will share information, activities and lesson ideas for teaching about earthquakes. On-campus location: PH2-102
Wednesday, 2/5/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSE Assignment 11
  WORKSHOP - Engineering - Columbia Memorial Space Center (Downey)
Come visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey and learn more about what engineers actually DO at NASA. And no, you don't need to be an rocket scientist to attend! FREE admission, but MUST REGISTER to attend. Call 562-231-1200.
Saturday, 2/8/2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Museum-based Workshop reflection 14
  SPEAKER - Walking sideways: The remarkable world of crabs - Aquarium of the Pacific [450C-OK]
Why DO crabs walk sideways? Join Rutgers professor Judith S. Weis as she explains their unique biology and natural history, as well as their commercial value. You MUST RSVP to 562-590-3100, ext. 0. FREE for students with ID and RSVP. Parking=$8. Click title for directions.
Thursday, 2/13/2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker Reflection Assignment 2
  SPEAKER - Whales, Windmills, Box Fish and Box Cars: What We Can Learn from the Sea and Why It Matters - Aquarium of the Pacific [450C-OK]
Join Georgia Tech professor Marc Weissburg as he discusses biologically inspired design, or biomimicry, and how this can spur innovation and design ideas in engineering. You MUST RSVP to 562-590-3100, ext. 0. FREE for students with ID and RSVP. Parking=$8. Click title for directions.
Thursday, 2/20/2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker Reflection Assignment 7
  WORKSHOP [SECONDARY FOCUS] - Biofuel Enzyme Prospecting in Fungi - AFSE [450C ok]
Damon Tighe of BioRad will lead you in bioprospecting for cellobiase from fungi and basic enzyme modeling.
Monday, 2/24/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSE Assignment 13
  EVENT - Astronomy Night - Inside the Outdoors at Rancho Sonado, Silverado Cyn [450C-OK]
Spend an evening under the stars in the canyons away from city lights. You'll take a sunset hike, peer at the night sky (with telescopes). Fee: $5/person or $25/family. You MUST RSVP by calling 714-708-3885 to reserve a spot. Families welcome! For directions and map, click on title.
Saturday, 3/1/2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Family Event Reflection assignment 13
  EVENT - Star Party - Columbia Memorial Space Center (Downey)
Join CMSC educators for a night under the stars! A variety of telescopes will be provided for everyone to view stars, the moon, and anything in the night sky. The event takes place on the lawn outside the CMSC. Families welcome. Admission is $5; NO RSVP necessary. Click on title for more info.
Friday, 3/7/2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Family Event Reflection Assignment 3
  EXPLORATION - Santa Ana Zoo - Santa Ana
Discover science at the Santa Ana Zoo and learn how to plan for and include the zoo as part of your science curriculum (K-4 focus)
Meet at zoo entrance-don't be late!
Click on title for directions.
Saturday, 3/8/2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Trip Reflection Assignment 2
  WORKSHOP - Underwater ROV Teacher Workshop - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (450C-OK)
In this beginner level, hands-on workshop, participants design, build and test ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) as a novel way to teach science and engineering concepts, grades 5-12. MUST RSVP to 310-548-7562 to attend. Includes LUNCH! Click title for more info.
Saturday, 3/8/2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Museum-based Workshop reflection 14
  SPEAKER - Biointensive Methods for Small-Space Gardens - Aquarium of the Pacific [450-OK]
Join Christy Wilhelmi, author of Gardening for Geeks, as she discusses strategies for a large-yeild home vegetable garden in very small spaces. You MUST RSVP to 562-590-3100, ext. 0. FREE for students with ID and RSVP. Parking=$8 Click title for directions.
Wednesday, 3/12/2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker Reflection Assignment 3
  WORKSHOP - Interactive Strategies for Teaching about the Moon and its Phases- AFSE (Association of Future Science Educators)
Participate in a lesson and learn about student misconceptions about phases of the moon. Location LA5-267
Tuesday, 3/18/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSE Assignment 2
  SPEAKER - Submarine Volcanism and Hydrothermal Processes on the Mid-Ocean Ridge - Aquarium of the Pacific [450-OK]
Join Woods Hole senior scientist Dan Fornari as he discusses some of his innovative techniques for studying the most active volcanic region on Earth--deep beneath the sea. You MUST RSVP to 562-590-3100, ext. 0. FREE for students with ID and RSVP. Parking=$8 Click title for directions.
Tuesday, 3/25/2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker Reflection Assignment 7
  EXPLORATION - Science at Sea - Ocean Institute (Dana Point) [450C-OK]
Join educators aboard the R/V Sea Explorer as you learn how scientists study local ocean animals and habitats-all as you cruise the coastal waters. Rubber-soled, closed-toe shoes, jacket, sunscreen are recommended. Click title for more. Students must sign up NO LATER THAN MARCH 9th
Saturday, 4/12/2014
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Trip Reflection Assignment 13
  EXPLORATION - Estuary Exploration at Colorado Lagoon (Long Beach) [450C-OK]
Explore the wonders of our local wetlands at Colorado Lagoon and join naturalists as they introduce you to this unique local habitat. Plan for a walk through wetlands (muddy, soggy, etc.--No sandals!) FREE. Click for address and directions.
Saturday, 4/12/2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Trip Reflection Assignment 0
  EVENT - Meet the Grunion! - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium [450C-OK]
Join educators and scientists as you learn about the interesting behaviors of these curious fish coming ashore to spawn! Begins with auditorium program, followed by observations on the beach. $5 adults, $1 children.
Wednesday, 4/16/2014
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Family Event Reflection assignment 6
  WORKSHOP - Future Teachers of Scientists and Engineers of America- AFSE (Association of Future Science Educators) [450C-OK]
What does an enginnering lesson look like? How do we know that learining is happening? Join Discovery Science Center in a hands-on workshop to better understand how NGSS's Engineering Practices can be implemented in the classroom. Location: LA5 - room 265
Thursday, 4/24/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSE Assignment 0
  EVENT - Meet the Grunion! - Cabrillo Marine Aquarium [450C-OK]
Join educators and scientists as you learn about the interesting behaviors of these curious fish coming ashore to spawn! Begins with auditorium program, followed by observations on the beach. $5 adults, $1 children.
Wednesday, 4/30/2014
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Family Event Reflection assignment 14
  WORKSHOP - Physical Science Activity Round-Robin - AFSE (Association of Future Science Educators)
Rotate through several different activities and lessons which highlight key physical science topics. Location TBA
Thursday, 5/1/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSE Assignment 3

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